I’m no pimp, says Tory ac­cused of date set-up

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

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.’

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