Nusrat Ghani needs to make formal Islamophobia complaint, says Raab

1/23/2022 6:39:00 PM

Nusrat Ghani needs to make formal Islamophobia complaint, says Raab

Conservatives, Dominic Raab

Nusrat Ghani needs to make formal Islamophobia complaint, says Raab

Deputy PM says former minister’s claim she was told she lost job because of her faith will not be investigated without the complaint

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Like any one will listen... Oh no ! Not the old chips coming out again. Nusrat Ghani wants a independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservatives party, a formal complaint is not sufficient. Would a formal complaint result in the same outcome as bullying complaints against Priti Patel?

Johnson met Nusrat Ghani to discuss Islamophobia allegations in 2020, No 10 revealsMs Ghani alleged she was told her Muslim faith was ‘making colleagues feel uncomfortable’ It needs investigating 🔎 With more pressure, or offers of a lucrative job I wonder.

Who is Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani?Ms Nusrat says she was sacked from her job because of her religion

Tory war erupts: Nus Ghani hits back at Boris over claims she was sacked for being MuslimA TORY MP has laid into Boris Johnson after claiming she was sacked as a minister for being Muslim. Great isn’t it? Two years ago Why wait two years limelight attention seeking bi+ch

Ex-Minister Who Claims She Lost Job Over Muslim Faith Told To Make Formal ComplaintNusrat Ghani, the Conservative MP for Wealden and transport minister until a Cabinet reshuffle in early 2020, claims a whip said her “Muslim woman minister status was making colleagues feel uncomfortable”. So she's claiming that they recruited her, made her a minister, but when she lost her job in a reshuffle it was religious discrimination....... Then she says the Whip told her this.. This is pure, self deluded fantasy..

Raab: Party can't act on Islamophobia claim 'in absence of formal complaint'Nusrat Ghani must lodge a formal complaint to the Tory party if she wants allegations of Islamophobia to be properly investigated, Deputy PM Dominic Raab tells LBC. TomSwarbrick1 | SwarbrickOnSunday TomSwarbrick1 Because everyone can absolutely trust them to police themselves. TomSwarbrick1 What bullshit! Of course they can look into it if they wanted to without a formal complaint. What absolute nonsense!! TomSwarbrick1 The tories have to treat Islamophobia in the same way labour treated antisemitism under starmer .

Johnson met Nusrat Ghani to discuss Islamophobia allegations in 2020, No 10 revealsMs Ghani alleged she was told her Muslim faith was ‘making colleagues feel uncomfortable’ It needs investigating 🔎 With more pressure, or offers of a lucrative job I wonder.

allegations by Nusrat Ghani “incredibly serious”, Raab, the justice secretary and deputy prime minister, declined to say whether he believed his former government colleague, saying he was “not going to get into impugning anyone’s integrity”.In her interview with The Sunday Times , however, Ms Ghani had suggested she had not pursued the matter at the time, after being warned she be “ostracised by colleagues” and her “career and reputation would be destroyed”.Cutting it: the female tailors shaking up Savile Row Ms Ghani stood in the 2010 general election for the seat of Birmingham Ladywood and lost, but was elected as Wealdon MP in 2015.Ms Ghani has now laid into the Prime Minister, criticising him for refusing to “get involved” after drawing his attention to the situation in June 2020 and for opting against launching an investigation.

Raab said that while Ghani’s allegation was “incredibly serious”, there would be no investigation by the Conservative party unless she submitted a formal complaint, which she had not done. The chief whip, Mark Spencer, rejected the claim, saying Ghani’s account of events, in an interview with the Sunday Times , was “completely false”. “It was like being punched in the stomach. Ghani told the paper that when she lost her job as a transport minister during a reshuffle in 2020, she was told that “Muslimness” had been raised as a problem at a meeting in Downing Street.” “We have helped put our country back on track. “It was like being punched in the stomach,” she said. The alleged remarks brought immediate condemnation from her colleagues on the backbenches and also led to calls for an investigation, including from cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi, who said there was “no place for Islamophobia or any form of racism” in the party. “I felt humiliated and powerless.” Tory war erupts: Nus Ghani lays into Boris after claiming she was sacked for being Muslim.

I was told that at the reshuffle meeting in Downing Street that ‘Muslimness’ was raised as an ‘issue’, that my ‘Muslim women minister’ status was making colleagues uncomfortable and that there were concerns that I wasn’t loyal to the party as I didn’t do enough to defend the party against Islamophobia allegations. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Raab, the deputy prime minister and justice secretary, described the allegations — denied by the chief whip, Mark Spencer— as “incredibly serious”, but said a formal complaint had to be submitted before an investigation is launched. A Brexiteer Ms Ghani in 2016 told the BBC: “Britain has a chance to vote for a bold, positive future as an independent country in control of its own destiny.” Asked if he believed Ghani, Raab told Sky’s Trevor Phillips on Sunday show: “It is incredibly serious – let me just be clear at the outset. We have absolutely zero tolerance for any discrimination, any Islamophobia, in the Conservative party. “Let me just be clear at the outset we have absolutely zero tolerance for any discrimination or Islamophobia in the Conservative Party”.” He went on: “On these specific allegations, it’s very unusual, but the chief whip has come out and said the conversation concerned was with him, Mark Spencer. She was the first female Muslim to speak from the Commons dispatch box. He has categorically denied in what can only be described as the most forthright and robust terms, calling it defamatory.” After Ms Ghani’s interview in The Sunday Times, Mr Spencer, the chief whip, took the unusual step of outing himself as the individual who spoke to the Conservative MP – although he strongly denied using the words claimed. She claimed:"At the post-reshuffle meeting with the whips I asked what the thinking was behind the decision to fire me and what the mood music was when my name was mentioned in No 10 concerning the reshuffle.

“The one point I would note is that if there are any claims like this, they should result in a formal complaint which allows a formal investigation to take place. As the chief whip has pointed out, Nus hasn’t made a formal complaint. Recommended.” https://twitter. She was asked to do so. This relates back to 2020. And in the absence of doing so, there will be no specific investigation into this. Ms Ghani has said that she was surprised at the demotion, and the shuffle was reported in that light given she had been tipped to oversee the High Speed Two.

” No 10 subsequently issued a statement saying that Boris Johnson had met Ghani in July 2020 to discuss her claims, and had encouraged her to make an official complaint. A No 10 spokesperson said: “After being made aware of these extremely serious claims, the prime minister met with Nusrat Ghani to discuss them. He then wrote to her expressing his serious concern and inviting her to begin a formal complaint process. She did not subsequently do so. The Conservative party does not tolerate prejudice or discrimination of any kind.

” Asked who he believed, Raab declined to say. “I’m not going to get into that. What that gives is everyone headlines, whereas actually I want to tackle the issue. I think if there’s any claim like this, a formal complaint should be made, and as the chief whip has said, Nus was invited to make a formal complaint. She still is able to do so.

She hasn’t yet done so. I’m not going to get into impugning anyone’s integrity.” Asked about the wider stream of damaging allegations connected to Downing Street, including an imminent report on claims of lockdown-breaking parties, and allegations by some Tory MPs that whips tried to blackmail or threaten them to make them fall in line, Raab said such issues were “a distraction”, and of little interest to most voters. Pressed on the report on the parties, being drawn up by the senior civil servant Sue Gray, Raab said: “I accept the seriousness of the issue. That’s why Sue Gray should be able to determine who, when and how she investigates.

But I would point to the decisions we made this week – the success of the vaccine rollout, the measures to open up the economy.” Speaking to the Sunday Times, Ghani said it was made clear to her “that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith”. After the story was published, Spencer tweeted: “To ensure other whips are not drawn into this matter, I am identifying myself as the person Nusrat Ghani MP has made claims about. These accusations are completely false and I consider them to be defamatory. I have never used those words attributed to me.

” Spencer added: “It is disappointing that when this issue was raised before Ms Ghani declined to refer the matter to the Conservative party for a formal investigation.” Topics .