Tory MP claims she was told she lost her job because of her ‘Muslimness’

1/23/2022 12:40:00 PM

Tory MP claims she was told she lost her job because of her ‘Muslimness’

Mark Spencer, Nusrat Ghani

Tory MP claims she was told she lost her job because of her ‘ Muslim ness’

Chief whip Mark Spencer has denied making the comments to Nusrat Ghani saying the allegation is ‘defamatory’

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Crying victim or some kinda -ism is the only way to get attention from the media. Who is to blame her or the media. No, birds of the morally corrupt minority group race-hustling feather flock together. Typical ! I guess next it be the big payout. I don’t know why her religion would even be an issue when there are several others in top positions in the government who are also Muslim.

Tory MP accuses whip of telling her she was fired because of her ‘Muslimness’ Nusrat Ghani lost her job as a transport minister in a mini reshuffle in February 2020 following the resignation of Sajid Javid as chancellor. How strange that it has taken all this time for her to complain. Maybe she was not able to do her job!

Tory MP accuses whip of telling her she was fired because of her ‘Muslimness’ Nusrat Ghani , the MP for Wealden , claims she lost her job as a transport minister in February 2020 because a government whip said her faith was 'making colleagues uncomfortable'.

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The world’s first breakfast set made with 100% bio-based plastics* “To ensure other Whips are not drawn into this matter, I am identifying myself as the person Nusrat Ghani MP has made claims about this evening,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.The Sunday Times , Ms Ghani said that in a briefing afterwards with the whips, she was told that her ‘Muslimness’ had been raised as an issue at a meeting in Downing Street.The Sunday Times , Ms Ghani said that in a briefing afterwards with the whips, she was told that her ‘Muslimness’ had been raised as an issue at a meeting in Downing Street.Johnson’s failure to act on sleaze may be ‘more than carelessness’, watchdog says “While the whipping system is long-established, it is of course a contempt to obstruct members in the discharge of their duty or to attempt to intimidate a member in their parliamentary conduct by threats,” he said.

“These accusations are completely false and I consider them to be defamatory. I have never used those words attributed to me. I felt humiliated and powerless.” The row erupted at the start of a crucial week for Mr Johnson, with Sue Gray, the senior civil servant investigating lockdown parties in Downing Street, expected to deliver her report.’ A spokesman for the whips’ office said the allegations were ‘categorically untrue’ and that the Conservative Party did not tolerate racism or discrimination. The conduct of the whips’ office has come under intense scrutiny following claims that tactics amounting to blackmail were used to pressurise Tory MPs seeking to oust the Prime Minister. In her interview, Ms Ghani said: ‘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”. In her interview, Ms Ghani, the MP for Wealden, said she was shocked when the issue of her background and faith was raised during a meeting in the whips’ office after the mini-reshuffle in February 2020.

Government chief whip Mark Spencer (Victoria Jones/PA) / PA Wire “It was like being punched in the stomach. ‘It was very clear to me that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith. ‘It was very clear to me that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith. I felt humiliated and powerless,” she told the paper. “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’. In a statement, a spokesman on behalf of the whips’ office said: ‘These claims are categorically untrue. “It was very clear to me that the whips and No 10 were holding me to a higher threshold of loyalty than others because of my background and faith. Ministerial roles are appointed on merit and rewards for hard work. “In the following weeks, I was informed that if I persisted in raising this that I would be ostracised by colleagues and my career and reputation would be destroyed. ‘The Conservative Party does not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination.

” Mr Zahawi said said it was essential that Ms Ghani’s claims were now properly addressed by the party. “There is no place for Islamophobia or any form of racism in our Conservative Party,” he tweeted. He tweeted: ‘Nus is very brave to speak out. He tweeted: ‘Nus is very brave to speak out. “Nus Ghani is a friend, a colleague and a brilliant parliamentarian. This has to be investigated properly and racism routed out. She shows such strength and integrity supporting others. #standwithNus. ‘I am proud to have her as my friend and colleague.

” The senior Tory who first raised the issue of the conduct of the whips office, William Wragg – the chairman of the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – also voiced his support for Ms Ghani. We must change things for the better. “Nus is very brave to speak out. I was truly appalled to learn of her experience. She shows such strength and integrity supporting others,” he tweeted. William Wragg is due to speak to police about his concerns (Parliament TV/PA) / PA Media Mr Wragg is due to discuss his concerns – including claims whips threatened to withhold public funding from the constituencies of MPs calling from Mr Johnson to resign – with a Scotland Yard detective this week.

In a further blow to the Prime Minister, The Sunday Times reported Ms Gray has now widened her inquiry to include allegations that parties were held in his Downing Street flat. The paper said that two aides, Henry Newman and Josh Grimstone – both said to be friends of Mr Johnson’s wife, Carrie – visited the flat over No 11 on numerous occasions during lockdown. Initially Ms Gray was said to have accepted the visits were for work purposes, however investigators were reported to have questioned why they were spending so much time in Downing Street when they were working for the Cabinet Office. This rotten culture starts at the top - the lack of respect in No 10 is embarrassing our country and letting people down Labour Party chair Anneliese Dodds said there was a “rotten culture” at the hear of government and that Mr Johnson and Tory chairman Oliver Dowden must launch an urgent investigation into Ms Ghani’s allegations. “This is just the latest allegation in a long list of appalling behaviour at the centre of government that the Prime Minister appears willing to overlook,” she said.

“This rotten culture starts at the top – the lack of respect in No 10 is embarrassing our country and letting people down.” A spokesman on behalf of the whips office said: “These claims are categorically untrue. Ministerial roles are appointed on merit and rewards for hard work. “The Conservative Party does not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination.” MORE ABOUT .