Ban Osborne for ‘chop up PM’ swipe
GEORGE Osborne should be banned from the party conference after his attacks on Theresa May, a Tory MP said yesterday.
Backbencher Nadine Dorries called for the former chancellor, now editor of the London Evening Standard, to have his media pass for the annual gettogether in Manchester next month to be withdrawn.
She spoke following a report that he allegedly told colleagues he wanted the Prime Minister “chopped up in bags in my freezer”.
He has also frequently criticised the Prime Minister, who sacked him shortly after taking over in Downing Street. Ms Dorries, who once branded the former Cabinet minister an “arrogant posh boy”, wrote on Twitter: “I have contacted Chief Whip and asked that Osborne’s conference pass be withdrawn for expressing a desire to see a woman, the PM, murdered.” The MP stepped up her criticism of Mr Osborne in an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain show yesterday. “It’s not just that one isolated comment; it’s a number of comments taken in context,” she said.
She said Mr Osborne had described Mrs May as “a dead woman walking” following the loss of the Tory parliamentary majority in the general election in June.
“The latest alleged comments are that he wants to see her murdered, dismembered and lying in his freezer,” she said. “I think when you put all those comments together there’s something deeply disturbing about them. I just think it’s gone too far and I know most of my colleagues do. This has now gone too far, it’s slightly disturbing and I don’t think it’s appropriate.”
She added: “Almost every day in Britain women suffer violence at the hands of men - normalising this type of dialogue, this discourse, particularly in public life, has consequences and it’s not appropriate.
“Yes, of course, we have the rough and tumble in politics, it is a dirty game, but that doesn’t matter. We should set the standard that other wants to follow.”
Conference security is set to be tighter than ever after warnings of mass Left-wing protests.
George Osborne ‘has gone too far’