If #Partygate #blackmail claims are false, why is this man taking them to the police?

William Wragg: he’ll soon be talking to the police about blackmail in Parliament.

The MP who claimed Tory whips were blackmailing other MPs to withhold letters of “no confidence” in Boris Johnson is taking his allegation to the police.

William Wragg reckons he has evidence that will justify a police investigation, despite claims from 10 Downing Street that it has seen no such information, and from Johnson loyalists that the scandal is nonsense.

Mr Wragg said he will see a police officer on Monday because he wanted to leave any investigation to “experts” rather than Number 10. His faith may be misplaced – consider the way the Metropolitan Police has ignored allegations that parties happened in Downing Street when officers were standing guard at the door.

Chris Bryant, chairman of the Commons Committee on Standards, said he had spoken to about a dozen Tory MPs who claimed whips threatened to withdraw funding for their constituencies, including for campaigning and infrastructure such as bypasses and schools.

He said some had alleged that Johnson himself has been doing this, describing such behaviour as “misconduct in public office”. He agreed with Mr Wragg that is was a matter for the police.

He also said the allegations seemed to be part of an erosion of standards that had been taking place over a period of years.

Nusrat Ghani would probably agree with him, although This Writer isn’t sure anybody has asked her.

She lost her job as a transport minister in a mini-reshuffle in February 2020 and has now said she was told it was because her religion – she’s a Muslim – was “making colleagues uncomfortable”.

This seems likely in a Party that has been riddled with accusations of Islamophobia for years – including allegations against Johnson.

Apparently chief whip Mark Spencer has claimed this accusation relates to him but is false.


“I had to listen to a monologue on how hard it was to define when people are being racist and that the party doesn’t have a problem and I needed to do more to defend it.

“It was very clear to me that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith.”

said Ms Ghani.

I think she should join Mr Wragg’s interview with the police officer early next week.

And Mark Drakeford, Wales’s First Minister, whose Covid-19 policies have safeguarded the population here so much better than Johnson’s have in England, has said Johnson’s plan to ease ‘Plan B’ health protections (you may call them restrictions) is probably a distraction tactic.

“Everything that goes on in Whitehall and Westminster at the moment for the UK government is seen exclusively through the lens of, how does this make a difference to the efforts that are being made to shore-up the position of the prime minister,” he said.

“This is a government that at the moment is simply not capable of doing the ordinary business of government in a competent and sensible way because it is overwhelmed by the headlines that surround dreadful events that went on in Downing Street.”

He also said:

“The prime minister is someone who’s been sacked from two previous jobs for not telling the truth.

“I think The Times wrote an editorial on the eve of the December 2019 election pointing to the many flaws in the prime minister’s record and in many ways, I think what you see is his history catching up with him.”

There’s a lot of accuracy in that, I reckon.

Even if he slithers out of the Partygate accusations, it seems Johnson may be sunk by his efforts to avoid being backstabbed by his own MPs.

Source: ‘History catching up with’ PM, Wales first minister claims – as more details of No 10 parties are revealed

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  1. Jeffrey Davies January 23, 2022 at 7:45 am - Reply

    And still the devils are still in power yet each day brings a different story of corruption but going to the police they control them ouch

  2. The Toffee (597) January 23, 2022 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Wragg’s name was on that tory sex dossier a few years back, with the detail: ‘Video exists of three men URINATING on him’

    Now you’ll have to forgive me, but couldn’t THAT be construed as something to blackmail him with??? WHY did he NOT go to the police with that, at the time?

    • Mike Sivier January 23, 2022 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Was that him? Do we know that he didn’t?

      • The Toffee (597) January 24, 2022 at 1:31 pm - Reply

        I’d imagine it was him. Can’t be that many MPs called will wragg in the tory ranks. And I didn’t hear any more about it, as you could reasonably expect to, had he sued.

        We’ve heard pleas of innocence/outright denials from fabricant (Accused of molesting male journalist in the back of a taxi) and raab, who denied having NDA regarding alleged bullying of a woman.

        Also on that list was nigel evans…”Inappropriate with male researchers – LONG HISTORY”

        If they knew there was a long history of him groping male researchers WHY wasn’t anything done to prevent any further instances, and a court case?

        But I digress…Back to wragg.

        It’s either true – which, in my book, makes wragg a filthy degenerate biohazard. (Also begs the question of why the right wing msm – or even the msm in general – had little to say, because if it had been a non-tory MP…)

        Or it’s false, which begs the question why he didn’t sue at the time…Or even now; seeing as the list is still available in t’internet.

        I think we need to be told by wragg himself.

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