Tory MP Philip Davies has a reputation for filibustering – talking interminably – to try to block legislation intended to help or protect women. He has twice done so – unsuccessfully – to block legislation against domestic violence.
Davies was also accused of ‘shameful and appalling behaviour’ toward comedian Luisa Omielan, including shoving her when she tried to interview him:
Today he has added to his ‘shameful and appalling’ record – by filibustering to block legislation to make it ‘upskirting’, or taking surreptitious pictures of women’s underwear, illegal.
In this, he was aided and abetted by fellow Tory MP Christopher Chope. When he’s not blocking laws to protect women’s privacy, Chope also likes to try to make us pay for NHS treatment and voting to prevent children from poor families receiving the free school meals essential for their health and education.
Shame on the vile, blighted pair of them.
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