Boris Johnson has quietly dropped a cabinet office investigation into the way former Foreign Office minister Mark Field manhandled a protester during the recent Mansion House dinner.
BoJob seems to think the investigation is no longer needed because he sacked Mr Field from his government role last week (he had been suspended by Theresa May shortly after the incident). According to The Guardian:
Boris Johnson has dropped the Whitehall investigation into Mark Field, the Tory MP who was caught on camera manhandling a Greenpeace activist out of a black-tie dinner.
Johnson has sacked Field from his role as a Foreign Office minister since taking over as prime minister and decided that the investigation was no longer needed.
A No 10 spokesman said: “Mark Field has now left the government. The current PM considers this issue was a matter for the previous PM concerning his conduct during his time as a minister under her appointment.”
But there’s just one problem:
Mr Field remains a Conservative MP. Is this –
WATCH: Conservative MP Mark Field shoves a protestor against a pillar then grabs her by her neck and shoves her out of the Mansion House dinner after climate change protestors interrupted the banquet. pic.twitter.com/DFwZYxROfF
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) June 20, 2019
– really what Mr Johnson considers acceptable behaviour among his backbenchers?
If you do, read this to refresh your memory.
Activist Janet Barker, of Builth Wells, said after the MP assaulted her that she would not press charges, but that Mr Field should attend an anger management course:
Here is Janet Barker saying Mark Field MP needs to to an anger management course pic.twitter.com/Bjm7L0SAh6
— Daniel Sandford (@BBCDanielS) June 21, 2019
Bear in mind that Ms Barker revealed that after he shoved her out of the Mansion House, Mr Field said: “This is what happens when people like you disturb our dinner!”
I wrote at the time: “Make no mistake; when this man said “people like you” to Janet Barker, he meant people like you, dear reader.
“He meant members of the general public who are harmed by Tory policies. He thinks your place is to suffer in silence while he and his kind eat slap-up meals, bought by causing that suffering. He is a fairly typical Conservative in that respect.”
I sincerely hope Ms Barker makes a complaint to the police. It isn’t too late!
And will this have an effect on the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election?
We now have further evidence that Tories can’t be trusted to do anything for ordinary people – but will always cover up for their mates.
In Brecon and Radnorshire, convicted criminal Chris Davies is hoping to win back the seat for the Conservatives.
We already know he is corrupt – that’s why he was convicted.
Considering the behaviour of Mr Field – and now Mr Johnson – one hopes voters will draw the obvious conclusion…
And treat the Tories like the abusive thugs they are.
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