So Very Tory - Chope, After Blocking Upskirt Bill, Blocks Anti FGM Bill.


Is there any Westminster MP more loathsome than the Tories' Christoper Chope ?

After previously blocking progress of the Upskirting Bill making it a crime to take photos up skirts, he's now gone one vile step further, blocking a bill that would have aided the prevention of female genital mutilation of children.

There was an audible groan from MPs in the Commons when he shouted “object!” to the bill getting a second reading. Parliamentary rules mean it only requires one MP to block a bill’s progress once time for debate has concluded.

The bill, tabled by Lord Berkeley, would amend the Children Act to allow the courts to issue protection orders if they think a child is at risk of FGM.

Matt Hancock, the secretary of state for health and social care, tweeted that he was “outraged” ...
Outraged Chris Chope has blocked the FGM safeguarding Bill in Parliament today. His actions are wrong, pure and simple.
Nimco Ali, founder of Daughters of Eve, a UK campaign charity dedicated to ending violence against women and girls, in particular FGM, told HuffPost UK that she was “heartbroken” ...
Last week we had a #FGM conviction. 137,000 women and girls in the UK are living with FGM. It’s a reality and today Chope blocked a bill that women be a lifeline to countless girls. Girls who are the most vulnerable in our Country.
Surely, using Tories Method of "The Whole Party is Collectively Responsible" re ANYTHING that happens in Labour ...

Does this mean that all #Tories are Pro #FGM ?


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