As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Friday, Tory MPs blocked legislation to outlaw ‘upskirting’ by talking non-stop for hours until deadlines for it to proceed further through the legislative process.
Philip Davies has angrily denied that his intention was to block the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill, but the effect of his droning helped to ensure its failure – and he has prior ‘form‘.
But the mainstream media have tonight been pinning the primary blame on Christopher Chope – or Sir Christopher Chope as he recently became.
Theresa May has said that she was ‘disappointed’ by the failure of the bill, which would have made upskirting a specific sexual offence – to the disgust and astonishment of Labour’s Shadow Women’s and Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler.
Ms Butler tweeted to May on Friday evening:
One option is to remove Chope’s knighthood – and finance guru Paul Lewis tweeted a pointer to how it can be done:
Stripping him of his honour should certainly be looked at – but the more important question is: what is Theresa May going to do to undo the damage Chope did to women on Friday.
Being ‘disappointed’ is simply not good enough – but on her past record, doing nothing else is the most likely outcome.
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