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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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