Speaker slaps down Tories’ ‘urgent debate’ request on Lewis

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ghaniTory MP Nusrat Ghani

Labour MP Clive Lewis hit the headlines last week for the wrong reasons over footage from a stage appearance at a Novara Media party.

Many have expressed the opinion that Labour’s opponents – and Lewis’ inside the party – are fabricating outrage – over a clip that has been in the public domain for almost a month – as a ‘dead cat’ to distract from the Tories’ ongoing Brexit disaster, especially in view of the fact that Lewis was talking to a man on stage. However, Lewis himself has held up his hands and apologised for his choice of words.

But the Tories appear to have been in conflict over their attempt to ‘milk’ a feeble premise by tabling, through MP Nusrat Ghani, an ‘urgent debate’ on the issue on the ludicrous grounds that Lewis had ‘undermined Parliament’.

ghani tweetThe SKWAWKBOX understands from senior parliamentary sources that…

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