I’m no pimp, says Tory accused of date set-up
A TORY accused of pressuring a young researcher to go on a date with a businessman last night claimed he had been ‘made to look like a pimp’.
Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski, 45, was referred to a disciplinary committee after his approach to the woman who worked for fellow Tory Eleanor Laing.
He said: ‘I’ve been made to look like a pimp for no reason.’ He said his friend was ‘too shy’ to approach the woman. ‘So I said to her, “My friend likes you and was wondering if you would like a cup of coffee with him.” She said she didn’t and that was fine.
‘She complained to Ms Laing who got angry and told me to apologise, which I did. It is absurd if we’ve reached the stage where something so innocent can be treated as harassment.’