Tories: MP implicated in ‘sexual touching’ complaints; councillor suspended for Islamophobia

Allegation: Ross Thomson.

People say the Conservatives don’t live up to the name any more but there’s one thing you can rely on them to conserve: Their bad character.

Remember the talk of the Tory sex dossier, back in 2017? It made many mentions of MPs being “handsy”.

Ross Thomson was not listed among them, but the Aberdeen South Conservative MP is alleged to have been involved in an incident of “sexual touching” in the Strangers Bar at the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday (February 5).

According to The Independent, police spoke with three men but no formal allegations were made, nor were there any arrests.

And TellMAMA, the organisation that records anti-Muslim attacks, is reporting that a Conservative councillor has been suspended amid allegations of historic and current retweets of Islamophobic material.

It seems Baroness Sayeeda Warsi provided screenshots of the historic retweets by Cllr Mike Franklin yesterday (February 6).

TellMAMA’s own investigation found that the Twitter account of Cllr Franklin, who represents Luton and Wayfield, had retweeted other Islamophobic posts as well.

Cllr Franklin’s suspension is in accordance with the Conservative Party’s rules against racism and anti-Semitism – rules that do not apply to ordinary party members.

Who knows what they do every day – for which they go unpunished?

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  1. Neilth February 7, 2019 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Councillor Anthony Hampton Vale of Glamorgan is facing trial on historical abuse charges

  2. Rob February 7, 2019 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Just going by what is written, after clicking the post I think we have a bit of a sensationalist headline in the fact that it states that the mp was alleged, no allegations made, no arrests or anything, just 3rd party reporting quoting the independent no facts or evidence, which seems a bit hypocritical after all the post to do with anti-antisemitism witch hunt Mike. I was expecting a bit more in depth as you usually do.

    • Mike Sivier February 7, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Have you mentioned this to The Independent?

      PoliticsHome said “A Conservative MP was removed from a Commons bar by police investigating accusations of ‘sexual touching’.” Would you have preferred me to have written “accusations” instead?

      This is all the information available on the subject at the time of writing.

  3. J Edington February 7, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Ros Thomson, the gift that keeps on giving (to our other parties, that is).

  4. Fluffywuffybunnywunny February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Try looking at the stv player for the Scottish news. They had a lot more detail. I wasnt listening. But it allegedly it did not envolve any women.

    • Mike Sivier February 7, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      That was my understanding of it.

  5. nmac064 February 8, 2019 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Another dirty, filthy, disgusting Tory hypocrite.

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