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[Thanks to my French correspondent, L Thierry, for alerting me to this link]
In a Daily Telegraph article on 3rd January 2016, Scottish Tory leader, Ruth Davidson, gave her support to MP Steve Crabb if he were to stand against David Cameron in the leadership race that year. In the piece, she described him as her ‘political soulmate’ and said of him ‘I think there’s a few really, really competent and impressive people who demonstrate warmth as well as intelligence and I think that’s quite important in politics’ and that she would ‘find it very hard to vote for anyone else.’
Now, Crabb, who resigned a ministerial post in 2016 after sending sexually explicit texts to a ‘young woman’ during the EU referendum has been exposed, in the Times and in the Mail on Sunday, as having sent ‘explicit’ messages to a 19-year-old woman, in 2013, after a job interview at Westminster. The earlier case is even worse in that he was in a position of power over the future career of this teenager.
Jeremy Corbyn has already warned that MPs who engage in the abuse and sexual harassment of women must be held accountable for their actions. Ruth Davidson has just announced ‘Sexual harassment in the workplace is wrong and must not be tolerated. Those in positions of power, like MPs and MSPs, have an even greater responsibility to lead by example and show respect for all members of staff. The Scottish Conservatives take these issues extremely seriously.’
So, will Ruth call for her former ‘soulmate’ to be sacked?
Also, I wonder did she know that ‘he voted against the Equality Act of Sexual Regulation Orientation 2007, which outlaws discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation?’
I’ve written many times about how nasty and hypocritical the Tories cannot help but be, before. See this for a few more examples: