Tory MP not suspended

Wizaard

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Despite being arrested on rape charges. What would cause a suspension?

Tory MP won't be suspended after arrest on rape allegations

 

southshorepool

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I'd be suspended from my job pretty quickly with that sort of allegation...regardless of innocent until proven guilty.
I see it's doing the social media rounds with regards to who it is.
 

Wizaard

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Why is it he remains unnamed but others in exactly the same position subsequently found innocent, were arrested with an accompanying TV crew? Jimmy Tarbuck and Cliff Richard spring to mind.
 

basilrobbie

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I'd be suspended from my job pretty quickly with that sort of allegation...regardless of innocent until proven guilty.
I see it's doing the social media rounds with regards to who it is.
I've seen that too. He'll be absolutely no loss to public life if it is him. As well as being living proof that being as thick as pig shit is not necessarily a bar to holding high office.
 

Plumbs

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Its a good job that none of our local Council leaders or MPs haven't been accused of anything similar.Mind you the EFL would probably allow them past the FPP test given the O's got a free ride,and one or two on here never complained about it at the time.
Funny how some people complain about one thing after rather subjectively not bothering when it affects them-must be something to with the Houses of Parliament and its government offices.
 

Wizaard

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Its a good job that none of our local Council leaders or MPs haven't been accused of anything similar.Mind you the EFL would probably allow them past the FPP test given the O's got a free ride,and one or two on here never complained about it at the time.
Funny how some people complain about one thing after rather subjectively not bothering when it affects them-must be something to with the Houses of Parliament and its government offices.
Would have been uproar if Blackburn wasn't suspended and that was with unspecified allegations.
 

Plumbs

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Would have been uproar if Blackburn wasn't suspended and that was with unspecified allegations.
I think so but that's probably been pushed by the general consensus around the country. In some respects it might have helped if OO had been convicted more recently,given that convicted sex predators seem to get less tolerance from communities.
 

clappers

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The court have ordered his name not be disclosed. If a Tory MP gets the whip withdrawn then that’s basically identifying him and breaching the order.

two words... Carl Beech.

innocent until proven guilty.
 

Mexboroseasider

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The court have ordered his name not be disclosed. If a Tory MP gets the whip withdrawn then that’s basically identifying him and breaching the order.

two words... Carl Beech.

innocent until proven guilty.
What court? At the moment the MP has been arrested and released on bail.

Unless someone has obtained an injunction of some sort.
 

Mexboroseasider

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Yep my mistake. Police bail so no order. Still think anonymity is appropriate at this point where accusations are under investigation by police.
I tend to agree on the anonymity point. Especially as disclosing the identity would also reveal the identity of the complainant/victim.

Still it’s fun speculating. And I have my suspicions from the names mentioned in the media reports.
 

Wizaard

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I tend to agree on the anonymity point. Especially as disclosing the identity would also reveal the identity of the complainant/victim.

Still it’s fun speculating. And I have my suspicions from the names mentioned in the media reports.
So as i said, Cliff Richard had a TV crew in a helicopter overhead when his house was raided by the police. Does anonymity only apply if you're an MP?
 

Mexboroseasider

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So as i said, Cliff Richard had a TV crew in a helicopter overhead when his house was raided by the police. Does anonymity only apply if you're an MP?
Yep. Although I think the police and media got pelters over the Cliff Richard reports. After the event.

The flip side is that there are apparently 17 Tory male MPs over 50 who were formerly ministers. That means 16 of them will be feeling a bit cross that people will be wondering about them. When really the person in question should be standing up and denying the allegations.
 

clappers

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So as i said, Cliff Richard had a TV crew in a helicopter overhead when his house was raided by the police. Does anonymity only apply if you're an MP?
that was bang out of order and I think Cliff got his apologies and some cash from Aunty but plenty were rushing to believe he was one of many. We all need to regain a sense of moderation and appropriateness when dealing with grave accusations. The same applies to the race ‘debates’ If we can call them that which are so prominent these days.
 
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