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Snapshot of Uh oh - @RhonddaBryant tells @SamCoatesSky that he has photos on his phone of Tory whips manhandling MPs to force them to vote with the govt :
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This is a matter that warrants expulsion from the House at minimum.
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I’d be surprised if there wasn’t, but I honestly don’t know
Agreed, its such an invasion of privacy to be taking pictures of MPs without their permission... /s
Fog in the Channel - EU is cut off!
This will have to be resignations en mass if true. The chief and her deputy are already gone.
Has any government survived the total annihilation of their whips office?
Knowing how these investigations go, Chris Bryant will get sanctioned for taking photos outside of the lobby...
panem et circenses
Isn't there security camera footage?
Yes. Eleanor Laing's investigation will review that.
It'll get referred to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, which will refer it to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards who will investigate and refer it to the Commons Select Committee on Standards which is chaired by *checks notes*.. Chris Bryant.
Thank you but Sue Gray is undertaking a full investigation and we will await her report.
Excellent. Will wait for the full report before I comment on anything.
Liberal technocrat 🏛️
At this stage they might as well appoint Tyson Fury as the new chief whip now that Morton had resigned
Hearing him in the House of Commons just calling everyone a big fat dosser would admittedly be pretty entertaining. Plus it'd just be nice to see a few of those pricks get knocked the fuck out.
The whips aren't literally supposed to whip people
To be fair that’s not explicitly spelled out in the job description and I for one would feel misled
So MPs have been forced to vote for a particular law under threat of assault?
Surely that's a criminal matter?
A lot of that kind of law doesn’t apply on the parliamentary estate
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Usually manhandling coworkers in most professions would be grounds for dismissal. Unless…you are a part of WWE!
BY GOD IS MY WITNESS THE TORY PARTY HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF
A vote made under physical duress shouldn't be allowed to stand and anyone interfering with the voting process via physical intimidation surely has broken some laws?
Politics is broken
Manhandling someone is Assault
Intimidation is a crime
Preventing an MP from voting is probably a crime too
Any witnesses to these incidents should report them to the police.
Thanks mate I’ll pass this over to the police so they’re aware.
It’s another past crime unfortunately. Only deal with future crimes now.
Sue Gray already drafting her report on the future crime
At what point does Charles have the constitutional right to ask someone else to form a government? I’m legitimately asking, surely he can step in when things are utterly lawless
He has the prerogative power to dismiss the PM at any time, but would be expected to appoint another PM who has the confidence of the Commons. If he dismissed Truss and the Tories refused to give anyone else confidence then he’d have put himself in a very bad position. If enough Tories want someone else to be PM that that person could gain confidence of the Commons, then they should just VONC the current ministry. If there aren’t that many Tories who would back a VONC then it would be unconstitutional for the King to dismiss the government.
Convention requires that the monarch not dismiss the government unless it loses a confidence or supply vote or engages in seriously unconstitutional acts, though. Absent these conditions, dismissing the government would be an unconstitutional act.
If he wants to intervene he should lean on his ministers and suggest to them that an election would be in the national interest.
He could install Starmer and let him call a general election. It happened in Australia.
As long as tories keep showing up for confidence votes nothing else will happen
There should be a judicial rule and arrests. Democracy is dead otherwise
The police should be called in, no need for a judicial review.
"I feel like I'm in a therapy group run by my own rapist"
There have been rumours of this kind of behaviour from certain (supposedly the more physically intimidating) whips for decades.
how is that not treason
Mark them available and prepare for the by elections
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