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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. 19:50 - Aug 2 with 1624 viewsjeera

Is that right? I guess until found guilty of something maybe he should be allowed to work, but given the nature of the accusations is it appropriate?

Isn't it the norm for MPs to be suspended when serious accusations are being looked into? Although the last one to be convicted of sexual conduct [this week] was also allowed to continue without suspension.

I don't really want an argument. I am more interested in people's opinions.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/courts/conservative-mp-not-suspended-after-arrest

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:01 - Aug 2 with 1576 viewsbluelagos

The last one did have the whip withdrawn when charged with rape. This was then returned when there was a vote of confidence the govt were worried it might lose.

He was then deselected and his wife chosen to stand his seat, while he fought the rape allegations.

As for the latest (alleged) rapist, I guess if they withdraw the whip now, he'd be effectively named. And they would be in effect saying they felt he was guilty before he was even charged.

Also of concern is that the Tory whip was spoken to by the victim and seems to have been aware of some of the allegations. Suspect more will come put on that part too.

Edit. Not sure my timeline on Elphick is correct. Wiki page says suspended upon allegations, reinistated for vote, suspended when charged....
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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:08 - Aug 2 with 1546 viewsfactual_blue

It would, I think depend on the nature of the offence, the nature of the accused job amongst other things.

However laws and rules are for little people, not tories.

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:17 - Aug 2 with 1520 viewsPendejo

Would have thought suspension would only be imposed if the individual were in a position to influence the investigation; i.e. If the victim or any witnesses for the victim still worked there.

Otherwise, innocent unless proven guilty

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:30 - Aug 2 with 1499 viewsjeera

MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:17 - Aug 2 by Pendejo

Would have thought suspension would only be imposed if the individual were in a position to influence the investigation; i.e. If the victim or any witnesses for the victim still worked there.

Otherwise, innocent unless proven guilty


Yes, quite possibly so.

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:33 - Aug 2 with 1492 viewsWD19

Presumably the issue here is that suspending him is akin to naming him.
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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 08:46 - Aug 3 with 1282 viewsGlasgowBlue

MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 20:33 - Aug 2 by WD19

Presumably the issue here is that suspending him is akin to naming him.


If the MP is named then the victim’s identity will also be known as she was a member of his staff. I believe naming the victim is a criminal offence.
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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 08:49 - Aug 3 with 1268 viewsHerbivore

It's a tricky one as it would be impossible to remove the whip and preserve anyonmity. What's interesting is that the police have tended to take the line with sexual offed ces that they should name the alleged perpetrator so that other potential victims might come forward. They seem to be taking a different tack here. The likes of Cliff Richard and Matthew Kelly weren't afforded the same protection despite any claims against them ultimately being baseless.

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 10:30 - Aug 3 with 1204 viewsBlueBadger

Boris will probably make an announcement later today to boast that 363 Tory MPs are NOT rapists.

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 10:53 - Aug 3 with 1178 viewsSwansea_Blue

MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 10:30 - Aug 3 by BlueBadger

Boris will probably make an announcement later today to boast that 363 Tory MPs are NOT rapists.




At least that they're aware of...

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MP not suspended whilst under investigation. on 13:49 - Aug 3 with 1111 viewsGlasgowBlue

Some more background on the procedure.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/only-one-mp-opposes-rules-prevent

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