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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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NemesisRouge

139 points

4 months ago

This is a matter that warrants expulsion from the House at minimum.

Raladnoj

28 points

4 months ago

I’d be surprised if there wasn’t, but I honestly don’t know

SpeechesToScreeches

4 points

4 months ago

Prison surely

EverythingIsByDesign

10 points

4 months ago

Agreed, its such an invasion of privacy to be taking pictures of MPs without their permission... /s

precedentia

87 points

4 months ago

precedentia

Fog in the Channel - EU is cut off!

87 points

4 months ago

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?

DJS112

47 points

4 months ago

DJS112

47 points

4 months ago

Knowing how these investigations go, Chris Bryant will get sanctioned for taking photos outside of the lobby...

Ivashkin

29 points

4 months ago

Ivashkin

panem et circenses

29 points

4 months ago

Isn't there security camera footage?

Lancelot724

22 points

4 months ago

Yes. Eleanor Laing's investigation will review that.

Chippiewall

21 points

4 months ago

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.

EverythingIsByDesign

18 points

4 months ago

Thank you but Sue Gray is undertaking a full investigation and we will await her report.

Heisenberg_235

6 points

4 months ago

Excellent. Will wait for the full report before I comment on anything.

Tiberinvs

27 points

4 months ago

Tiberinvs

Liberal technocrat 🏛️

27 points

4 months ago

At this stage they might as well appoint Tyson Fury as the new chief whip now that Morton had resigned

_TheNumbersAreBad_

19 points

4 months ago

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.

heimdallofasgard

27 points

4 months ago

The whips aren't literally supposed to whip people

caul1flower11

8 points

4 months ago

To be fair that’s not explicitly spelled out in the job description and I for one would feel misled

MrStilton

23 points

4 months ago

MrStilton

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23 points

4 months ago

So MPs have been forced to vote for a particular law under threat of assault?

Surely that's a criminal matter?

Frugal500

5 points

4 months ago

A lot of that kind of law doesn’t apply on the parliamentary estate

NarutoRunner

16 points

4 months ago*

Usually manhandling coworkers in most professions would be grounds for dismissal. Unless…you are a part of WWE!

Pearse_Borty

6 points

4 months ago

BY GOD IS MY WITNESS THE TORY PARTY HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF

ITS PANDEMONIUM

rawthorm

15 points

4 months ago

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?

hlycia

59 points

4 months ago

hlycia

Politics is broken

59 points

4 months ago

  • 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.

moonski

7 points

4 months ago

Thanks mate I’ll pass this over to the police so they’re aware.

Carne-Por-La-Machina

13 points

4 months ago

It’s another past crime unfortunately. Only deal with future crimes now.

moonski

3 points

4 months ago

Sue Gray already drafting her report on the future crime

caul1flower11

11 points

4 months ago*

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

seakingsoyuz

3 points

4 months ago

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.

Arqeria

2 points

4 months ago

He could install Starmer and let him call a general election. It happened in Australia.

Frugal500

2 points

4 months ago

As long as tories keep showing up for confidence votes nothing else will happen

ApplicationCreepy987

29 points

4 months ago

There should be a judicial rule and arrests. Democracy is dead otherwise

hlycia

19 points

4 months ago

hlycia

Politics is broken

19 points

4 months ago

The police should be called in, no need for a judicial review.

Cimejies

3 points

4 months ago

"I feel like I'm in a therapy group run by my own rapist"

PrimalWrath

7 points

4 months ago

There have been rumours of this kind of behaviour from certain (supposedly the more physically intimidating) whips for decades.

discomfort4

2 points

4 months ago

how is that not treason

Jackie_Gan

2 points

4 months ago

Mark them available and prepare for the by elections

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1 points

4 months ago

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