Britain: New sex scandal shakes the government – MP accused of molesting two men

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A member of his government Boris Johnsonresponsible for party discipline of Conservative MPs, resigned after Mrcharges of lewdness against two mencausing new problems for the already scandal-weakened British leader.

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In the letter resignation dated yesterday, Conservative caucus deputy leader Chris Pincher admits he had “drank too much” and apologizes for “embarrassing himself and others”.

According to British media, the 52-year-old conservative MP proceeded on Wednesday night to topias to two men, one of whom is a Member of Parliament, in a private club in central London, the Carlton Club, leading to protests against him in the Conservative Party.

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Although he resigned as deputy head of the caucus, Chris Pincher remains an MPwhich caused calls for his expulsion from the party and for an internal investigation.

“There is no way conservatives can ignore one possible sexual assaultAngela Rayner, second in command of the Conservative Party, the main opposition party, tweeted. “Boris Johnson must now say how Chris Pincher can remain a Tory MP,” she added, lamenting the “complete deterioration of public life” during Johnson’s premiership.

Chris Pincher, who was appointed in February, had already resigned from the position of deputy head of the parliamentary group in 2017, when, as APE-MPE reminds, had been accused of making sexual suggestions to an Olympic athlete and possible Conservative candidate in an election.

This case is added to a series of other cases of a sexual nature that have put the ruling party in a difficult position in recent months.

A MP suspected of rapewho was not named, was arrested and then released on bail in mid-May, another resigned in April for viewing pornography on his cellphone while in Parliament, and a former MP was sentenced in May to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old.

Boris Johnson’s government was also rocked by scandals like the one of Downing Street parties despite Covid-19 restrictions during the pandemic, which cost the prime minister a motion of censure against him, which was voted down by a small margin.

Johnson has already paid dearly for these scandals at the polls, as the Conservatives were defeated in June in two by-elections.


Source: News Beast

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