Future of Tory MP Chris Pincher hangs in balance over 'drunken groping' claim

7/1/2022 1:33:00 PM

Boris Johnson avoids questions about Chris Pincher and whether his leadership is lacking, as he welcomes Jacinda Ardern to Downing Street. Latest: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube

Boris Johnson avoids questions about Chris Pincher and whether his leadership is lacking, as he welcomes Jacinda Ardern to Downing Street. Latest: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube

The Tamworth MP resigned from government after admitting he had drunk 'far too much' and 'embarrassed myself and other people' on a night out, leading opponents to argue the Conservative Party is 'mired in sleaze'.

The fact Mr Johnson is now looking for a deputy chief whip and a party chairman (as well as an ethics adviser) makes a reshuffle sooner rather than later feel more likely.Comparisons with the sleaze of the John Major years continue to be made - a pattern of controversy followed by bruising by-election.

We are not there yet, as Mr Pincher would have to not only lose the whip but stand down as an MP (or be pushed out under the recall procedure) to trigger a by-election.It is the second time Mr Pincher has quit the whips' office..Theresa May reappointed him to the whips' office the following year.

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Saved by the Belle! Leadership? What might have been. ItWasAScam This is the difference between a real leader and someone who when selling their soul asks 'where do I sign' ? I am sure you know which one is which. Last thing Adhern says before getting out of her car... 'OK, let's get this over with' Boris made her walk up, he said he would not let her drive up and park

tbf politicians never answer question when hacks shout them from behind barriers. It's just theatrics for your sham industry - pretending to hold power to account. jacindaardern please remember to wash your hands after touching that dirty Tory. You don’t know where it’s been 🤢🤮 Why answer shit Journo questions ? Waste of time !!

Finally, a credible leader inside Downing Street. Can we not keep her? Has no one got the tech skills to put Yakkety Sax onto this?!

Tory whip Chris Pincher resigns after 'embarrassing himselfIn his resignation letter, dated today, Pincher apologised and said he he owed it the people he had upset to resign. Touchy touchy ya pest It’s like the Fall of the Roman Empire.🤣

She outclasses him in every way. What a juxtaposition! One's a leader with morals, integrity and an all round lovely person, the other is the EXACT opposite 🤔 Shill your pet donkey harder, Comcast.😊 That was a 'welcome' was it Sad Day in Queensland He’s definitely gonna try for a BJ from JA. Kills me this pillerk Johnson. People are having to use food banks but we’ve a spare billion on defence weapons to send to Ukraine. Seriously though

Wouldn’t be surprised if he chipped some of her teeth. That shake was all a little bit vigorous. She shouldn’t take a firm grip and pump her hand up and down around that jerk - he may get the wrong idea… JohnsonOut158 Partygate JohnsonOut BorisJohnsonOut JohnsonTheLiar JohnsonTheCorruptPM ToryIncompetence ToryCorruption ToryBrexitDisaster ToryIncompetence ToryShambles ToriesDevoidOfShame

Conservative Party whip Chris Pincher resigns over groping allegation after 'drinking far too much' on night outThree stories: 🔴Tory whip resigns over an allegation of groping 🔴North Korea claims 'alien things' are responsible for its COVID outbreak 🔴NHS shake-up could see blood pressure checks in betting shops Nothing about CJ’s £100k BJ for BJ? Blood pressure checks in betting shops 🤣🤣 For winners- normal BP For Losers- High as fuck

Why’s no one talking about the blowjob? BloJo That’s an apt name Pincher because that’s what’s he’s done 😂 Time Boris overall his entire cabinet... That handshake was Masonic on Speed When the BBC, Sky and ITV are selected to question Boris and Jacinda Arden on international important issues they will ask cringe making questions about trivia. Our journalists are the laughing stock of the world

To put it as politely as I can, I think most MP's should be sewing mail bags !! If anybody embarrass’s the UK on the world stage it’s our disgusting journalist who show no respect to either PM or visiting leaders but shouting ridiculous questions that they know they won’t get an answer to. Pathetic How does an organization call itself 'Sky' when it spends most of its time in the sewers?

Boris is a statesman and should be respected for Brexit, Vaccines and Ukraine. He never replies to your shouting so why not stop....

Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry jailed for embezzling £25,000Natalie McGarry sentenced to two years for taking cash from the SNP and a pro-independence group. So wheres that leave prince charlie? The SNP are rotten to the core. Bullying is common place, sex pests are protected, money siphoned off at every opportunity to support an independence campaign the majority of Scots don’t want

Shake her arm off…… Jesus, I didn’t realise the lockdown nutcase in chief was in town 😬 😬😬😬😬! ardern Hope Jacinda Ardern washed her hands after that handshake. Revolting man. How about asking him about the BJ in the FO that he was willing to pay a £100k a year for. Also ask about rewarding Gavin Williamson with a knighthood for keeping quiet about it. Corruption and sleaze combined.

Justins Woke Wife! what a distressing human, with zero complehension of real life off a remote island. Will anybody resign? Receives bj from mistress carrie while at work and being paid by taxpayer. Tries to get her 100k job. Then gets story pulled. And you asking his leadership lacking.... I hope he’s not going to get her pregnant as well.

I memba when she worked for Blair and would get SMASHED every Sunday in Acton. The Horse looking bint has arrived from NZ

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@AliFortescue As Boris Johnson returns from his world tour, Chris Pincher's resignation will add to his domestic woes.The UK government's deputy chief whip has sent his resignation letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.It is the second time Mr Pincher has quit the whips' office.including Scotland's former health secretary Jeane Freeman, who said she reported McGarry after noticing a significant shortfall in WFI accounts.

The last thing a prime minister, fighting to save his own leadership, needs is to lose an ally responsible for keeping rebellious backbenchers in check. The fact Mr Johnson is now looking for a deputy chief whip and a party chairman (as well as an ethics adviser) makes a reshuffle sooner rather than later feel more likely. As reporter in the Mirror, he wrote: “Last night I drank far too much. The bigger problem though for Mr Johnson is the debate Mr Pincher's resignation will inevitably reignite around the culture in Westminster, and specifically in the Tory Party. Mr Pincher told the newspaper:"If Mr Story has ever felt offended by anything I said, then I can only apologise to him. A week since two by-elections triggered by porn-watching and child sex abuse, the Conservatives are facing fresh questions about why so many Tory MPs are finding themselves embroiled in scandal. "I think the right thing to do in the circumstances is for me to resign as Deputy Chief Whip. Comparisons with the sleaze of the John Major years continue to be made - a pattern of controversy followed by bruising by-election. The court also saw McGarry's bank records, which showed crowdfunder donations from WFI being transferred to her own personal account.

Labour will no doubt be eyeing a potential by-election in Mr Pincher's seat of Tamworth, a constituency they lost to the Tories in 2010. “I want to assure you that you will continue to have my full support from the back benches, and I wish you all the best as you deal with aftershocks of Covid and the challenges of international inflation. "I've embarrassed myself and other people which is the last thing I want to do and for that I apologise to you and to those concerned. There is currently a 19,600 majority in Tamworth, and less of a swing would be needed for it to change hands than in Tiverton and Honiton. We are not there yet, as Mr Pincher would have to not only lose the whip but stand down as an MP (or be pushed out under the recall procedure) to trigger a by-election.” Mr Pincher was first elected Conservative MP for Tamworth in May 2010. But if the mood is against him, things could move very quickly." Mr Pincher added:"I want to assure you that you will continue to have my full support from the back benches, and I wish you all the best as you deal with aftershocks of COVID and the challenges of international inflation. 'Serious questions' for PM It is the second time Mr Pincher has quit the whips' office. Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here. In the 2019 trial, McGarry pled guilty to two charges of embezzlement and later attempted to withdraw the guilty pleas.

In November 2017, Downing Street said he had "voluntarily referred himself both to the party's complaints procedure and the police" . The Mail on Sunday reported he had been accused of making an unwanted pass at Conservative activist and former British rower Alex Story. She added:"The Conservative Party is so mired in sleaze and scandal that it is totally unable to tackle the challenges facing the British people. Mr Pincher told the newspaper:"If Mr Story has ever felt offended by anything I said, then I can only apologise to him." Theresa May reappointed him to the whips' office the following year. Before that, Mr Pincher was minister for Europe and the Americas, and minister for housing. She did not seek re-election in the 2017 general election.

He also writes a column on alcoholic drinks for The Critic magazine. A recent one was headlined"Fall into the gin trap." Responding to the latest allegations, Labour frontbencher Ellie Reeves said:"There are real questions about how the deputy chief whip got his job in the first place, given he had previously had to resign from government due to similar allegations." Liberal Democrat chief whip Wendy Chamberlain said:"Boris Johnson also has serious questions to answer over why he appointed Chris Pincher to a role with important safeguarding responsibilities, despite concerns about him having already been raised." Image: Mr Pincher has been an MP since 2010 It is the latest controversy to rock the Tory government, following the partygate scandal that saw Mr Johnson .