So who’s not being seen around town then?

Tory ex-minister arrested over rape
A former minister has been arrested after a woman in her twenties accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control. The Conservative MP was taken into custody early on Saturday and was still in a police station in east…

29 thoughts on “So who’s not being seen around town then?”

  1. Would the BBC have headlined the story “Conservative MP” if the suspect had been from another party? (Obviously not “Conservative”, but “Labour” or “MSP”…)

  2. “Would the BBC have headlined the story “Conservative MP” if the suspect had been from another party? ”

    We know the answer to that, when Eric Joyce was convicted last month of having child porn on his computer the BBC news website did not mention his political affiliation (Labour) in the headline (which only lasted a few hours on the front page) and it was only mentioned low down in the article itself. The whole story was rapidly hidden away on the ‘Local news’ section for Sussex.

  3. Someone has produced a handy list of names which match the criteria: male, Tory, current MP, former minister, 50s:

    Jonathan Djanogly
    Mark Francois
    George Freeman
    Robert Halfon
    Shailesh Vara
    Stephen Hammond
    Damian Hinds
    Tim Loughton
    Jenemy Hunt
    Tobias Ellwood
    Liam Fox
    Mark Harper
    Andrew Murrison
    John Penrose
    Mel Stride
    Mark Garnier
    Sajid Javid
    Andrew Jones
    Craig Whittaker
    Alun Cairns

    I’m sure we can whittle the list down further, based on the theory that it’s usually the most ardent lefty feminists who turn out to be rapey. But that might stray into libel, so I’ll refrain.

    There is one more criterion to narrow the field: the arrest was at an east London police station, so you could find out which MPs have residences in that half of the city. I’ll leave that as an exercise to someone else.

  4. Stevie Cra– rustacean. is young enough and has previous whiffs in the realm sexting. But come to think of it, can’t possibly be him, he’s a devout Christian.

  5. The complainant, a former parliamentary employee, accuses him of abuse during a relationship last year.

    What are the odds this relationship was adultery and she only realised it was rape when he didn’t leave his wife tho?

    The Islamic standard of four male witnesses isn’t just because they like being beastly to the wimmins you know.

  6. So this is alleged to have happened last year.

    It’s now August. Why taken so long to arrest him?
    Oh, according to the article the complaint was made on 31st July.
    So that’s a super quick evidence gathering and arrest. We should all be grateful for such an efficient police force.

    There’s no chance at all that is a political thing, the officers saw an opportunity to mess with the reputation of a Conservative politician. As we all know the police are so apolitical – no supporting political causes by wearing rainbows at gay rallies or kneeling to Black Matters protesters, no siree.

    And why did she take so long to file a complaint? It says in the article (what I can read before the paywall bit) that she was hospitalised.
    I don’t think it was because he refused to pay her off or she maybe made the whole thing up – we have to believe all women after all.

  7. I’d like it to be Philip Hammond, please. It would buck me up no end to find that this humourless, bloodless man had it in him (or her, thinking about it).

  8. From the Sun: “These offences are alleged to have occurred at addresses in Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney between July 2019 and January 2020.”

    So she went back for more after the first time.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    So I think it is time to be the Voice of Baseless Conspiracy. I would bet money it will be Mark Francois.

    Not because I think he could be guilty. But because it looks like the Deep State is settling all the Family Business tonight with anyone who supported Brexit. And Mark Francois is Mo Green.

  10. Treason May would be a fantastic result but U can be sure it will be a male. I understand Twatter is saying 4 accusations over 6 months of some “relationship”. So you can be sure it is another feminist put up job.

    After all Blojob only just passed Toryscum’s new “Domestic Abuse” bill that criminalises looking sideways at a woman. Of course some slag , some leftist bitch likes the delicious irony of christening the injustice on one of the Tory idiots who voted for it.

  11. Alex,

    “From the Sun: “These offences are alleged to have occurred at addresses in Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney between July 2019 and January 2020.”

    So she went back for more after the first time.”

    That would immediately cause me to pass a not guilty verdict as a juror. If a guy pins you down, you say “no”, and he penetrates you, that’s rape. If you keep seeing him, that “no” is now “yes”. You’ve decided you’re OK with him sticking his penis in you, even when you say “no” (and I don’t apply this ruling to women living on council estates stuck with rapey husbands and a couple of kids).

    And I suspect this comes down to something Steve said: she probably put up with this for the goodies of becoming Wife #2 and he’s just dumped her.

  12. Bloke in North Dorset

    The police used to have a policy of naming those accused of sexual crimes to encourage other victims to come forward. We even had the being named in Parliament such is the need to find them guilty.

    So why are the police so coy about this one? Could it be someone’s finally reminded them about the presumption of innocence? I suspect not, it’s more likely to be an establishment figure and some strings are being pulled.

  13. So why are the police so coy about this one?

    Maybe it’s someone with money and they don’t want to get sued…

  14. Djanogly is indeed an improper suggestion. The name derives from the Ottoman Turkish name Canoğlu which means “son of the beloved”. It was a name common among those Greek merchants in Izmir and Istanbul who were thoroughly Levantine, and were the product of liaisons between Greek and Turkish people. For example,the original name of Constantine Ionides, father of the patron of Burne-Jones, was İplikçi, i.e. the Turkish for dealer in cotton yarn, which is what he was. He changed it to something Greek and patriotic when he had made his fortune and settled in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

  15. Djanogly the MP for Major’s old patch is apparently the MP who was seen looking at “artistic” piccies of naked ladies a few queen’s speeches ago.

  16. Tiremola: Djanogly is indeed an improper suggestion. The name derives from the Ottoman Turkish name Canoğlu which means “son of the beloved”.

    As improper suggestions go, that’s rather more learned than I had in mind, though gratifying in the way it expands one’s knowledge. I had thought more along the lines of:

    He : “Djanogly?
    She: “Yes occasionally but only with people I know well”.

  17. @Mr Lud
    Who do we want it to be?

    A remoaner eg Jo Johnson, but he’s not MP now

    Who is it? MP, ex minister, twitter feed gone silent

  18. I was told yesterday by a well-informed friend that a certain Brexiter with the initials MF had closed his Twitter account and Facebook page, and that speculation was rife on Twitter that this had something to do with the “rape” case. Make of that what you will.

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