Tory MP Philip Davies has been criticised for a habit of ‘filibustering’ parliamentary bills that he does not like, including attempting unsuccessfully – twice – to block measures to protect women from domestic violence, in spite of having just been elected to the Women and Equalities committee.
But that’s not all he’s alleged to have tried to block. Comedian Luisa Omielan claimed today on Twitter that the politician verbally abused her, attempted to block her exit and then ‘shoved’ her, after she questioned him about NHS cuts, divisions in the UK and homelessness:
The SKWAWKBOX contacted Mr Davies to ask for comment. His initial response did not address the questions we raised:
Thank you for your email.
My comment is as follows
“Only a hard left-wing blinkered idiot would believe anything at all they read on SKWAWKBOX”
Philip Davies MP
So we asked for clarification:
‘Would be”, or “is”? So we asked for an explicit confirmation:
We received no response so far.
Mr Davies subsequently told the Daily Mirror “I have no faith that the Daily Mirror will accurately report what I say.” We trust he will have no such complaints about this blog’s verbatim rendition of his responses.
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