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Boris Johnson news at the moment: Tory MP Neil Parish suspended over ‘porn-watching’ claims

Tory minister says male MP pinned her towards wall and advised her she ‘needs him’

MP Neil Parish has had the Tory whip suspended whereas he’s investigated for allegedly watching pornography within the Commons.

“Having spoken to the chief whip this afternoon, [Mr] Parish is reporting himself to the Standards Committee of the House of Commons,” a spokeswoman for Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris advised reporters. “Mr Parish has been suspended from the Conservative party whip pending the outcome of that investigation.”

It follows calls from numerous Labour officers for the Conservatives to take instant motion towards the MP, whose identify was stored underneath wraps till this afternoon. Labour chair Anneliese Dodds mentioned earlier it was “inexplicable” that nothing had been performed. “Boris Johnson needs to take action today,” she added.

The allegations towards Mr Parish had been led to by a feminine colleague earlier this week, when she advised Mr Heaton-Harris that she had been sat subsequent to a male colleague contained in the chamber when she seen he was watching grownup content material on his cell phone.

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Tory MP Neil Parish suspended over ‘porn-watching’ claims

Tory MP Neil Parish has had the Conservative whip suspended whereas he’s investigated for allegedly watching pornography within the Commons chamber, the office of the get together’s chief whip has mentioned.

“Having spoken to the chief whip this afternoon, Neil Parish MP is reporting himself to the Standards Committee of the House of Commons,” a spokesman for Chris Heaton-Harris mentioned.

“Mr Parish has been suspended from the Conservative party whip pending the outcome of that investigation.”

Tory Neil Parish has been named because the MP allegedly seen watching porn on his telephone within the Commons

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Sam Hancock29 April 2022 15:33

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‘Encouraging signs’ that Rwanda menace is protecting migrants in France, claims ex-Border Force chief

Our politics reporter Adam Forrest writes:

The former Border Force boss Tony Smith has claimed that there are “encouraging signs” that the federal government’s plan to ship failed asylum seekers to Rwanda is performing as deterrent on Channel border crossings.

Mr Smith advised the Press Association it was “too soon to tell”, however added: “The early signs are encouraging. Time will tell … the passing of the new bill into law yesterday won’t have escaped the migrants’ attention.”

He added: “Given a choice between staying in France and going to Rwanda, I expect many would choose the former.”

However, Matthew Rycroft, the civil servant in cost on the Home Office, not too long ago admitted to an absence of proof exhibiting the plan will act as a deterrent.

“I do not believe sufficient evidence can be obtained to demonstrate that the policy will have a deterrent effect significant enough to make the policy value for money,” he mentioned in a letter launched earlier this month.

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 15:20

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Watch: Lib Dem MP says ‘there has to be a sanction’ over porn MP scandal

Lib Dem Sarah Olney says ‘there needs to be a sanction’ over Tory MP porn scandal

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 15:12

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Labour luggage 5% lead over Tories week earlier than native elections

Keir Starmer’s get together has secured 5 extra share factors than the Tories in one of many newest opinion polls.

It comes forward of the UK’s native elections, being held on 5 May.

The newest Ipsos ballot has Labour on 40 per cent and the Conservatives on 35.

All the most recent figures are right here:

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 15:06

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Sinn Fein set to be Northern Ireland’s largest get together for first time

Over to Northern Ireland now, the place Sinn Fein is heading in the right direction to be the most important get together at Stormont and choose the nation’s first minister for the very first time.

The Irish nationalists maintain a six-point lead over the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) within the newest ballot forward of essential 5 May elections, with consultants warning of a constitutional disaster on the way in which, writes Adam Forrest.

DUP chief Sir Jeffrey Donaldson mentioned he was “not bothered” by the shock ballot and claimed to be assured his get together would nonetheless win the Stormont election. But if the most recent outcomes are mirrored in votes cast subsequent week, it would make the nationalists the largest gamers at Stormont – and would enable the get together to appoint vp Michelle O’Neill for first minister.

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 14:33

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Watch: Ex-health sec claims he ‘didn’t learn about asymptomatic transmission’

Matt Hancock claims he ‘didn’t learn about asymptomatic transmission’

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 14:18

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‘Inexplicable’ for Tories to delay motion on ‘porn-watching’ MP – Dodds

More on the ‘porn MP’ story now. Labour chair Anneliese Dodds was requested to touch upon the embarrassing state of affairs at the moment, to which she scrutinised the Tory get together’s lack of a response. She mentioned:

“It’s inexplicable that the Conservative Party is refusing to take action against their MP. The Conservatives already know who this person is. If this happened in any other workplace they’d be sacked.

“Boris Johnson needs to take action today.”

It echoes Keir Starmer’s sentiments on Thursday, when the Labour chief urged Boris Johnson to take instant motion towards the unnamed MP.

“This is an unusual case because the Tory Party knows who this individual is,” he mentioned whereas on the native elections marketing campaign path in Cumbria. “I think that they should deal with it and deal with it sooner rather than later and take appropriate action.”

Referring to the Conservatives’ name for the ladies who made the allegation to formally complain to the related parliament watchdog, Sir Keir added: “So, nothing wrong with the independent process, but I think the Tory Party, they know who this is, they should take action now.”

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 13:54

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ICYMI: BBC licence charge dealing with axe as Dorries manufacturers mannequin ‘outdated’

The finish of the BBC’s licence charge has moved a step nearer after the federal government outlined plans to overtake the broadcaster’s funding mannequin.

A white paper laid out by Nadine Dorries mentioned there have been “clear challenges on the horizon to the sustainability of the licence fee” as viewing habits change.

It got here because the tradition secretary claimed the company’s was “completely outdated” and promised selections on its future “well ahead” of the BBC constitution renewal in 202, writes Charlene Rodrigues.

Sam Hancock29 April 2022 13:27

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Security to be tailor-made for MPs based mostly on threats

Individual MPs are to be given “bespoke” safety recommendation on any threats they might face following a review carried out within the wake of the homicide of Sir David Amess.

MPs have been advised of the modifications which, it’s understood, will contain a transfer away from standardisedsecurity measures to a extra tailor-made strategy.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered a review of present measures after Sir David was stabbed to loss of life whereas holding a surgical procedure in his Southend constituency final October.

Earlier this month, 26-year-old Ali Harbi Ali was given a whole-life jail sentence after being discovered responsible of homicide and getting ready terrorist acts.

Sir David was the second MP to be murdered in lower than six years following the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox by a far-right extremist in 2016.

The review was carried out by the Parliamentary Security Department, alongside the police, the Home Office and different authorities safety consultants.

Details of its suggestions stay confidential for safety causes.

A parliamentary spokeswoman mentioned: “It is a fundamental principle of democracy that Members and their staff are able to perform their parliamentary duties safely – both on and off the estate.”

Jane Dalton29 April 2022 13:20

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Campaigners lose court docket battle over ministers’ communications

Two marketing campaign teams say they goal to enchantment after dropping a High Court battle over ministers’ deleting of messages and utilizing non-public accounts on programs corresponding to WhatsApp for Government business:

Jane Dalton29 April 2022 12:49

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