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Senior Conservatives knew that Nigel Evans had been accused of several indecent assaults by young party workers, and had admitted making inappropriate advances, but still allowed the MP to successfully run for deputy speaker, a court heard on Monday.

Evans was accused of a sexual assault in 2009 but two party whips did no more than give him private advice over his future conduct and told him to seek help for his drinking because it was politically embarrassing before the 2010 election, jurors were told.

Evans, a former Conservative MP who has represented the Ribble Valley in Lancashire as an independent since the allegations emerged, is on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting the 22-year-old student, as well as indecently or sexually assaulting six other men.
Isn't it fascinating that at around the time it is said Patrick Rock was being tipped off by someone in Downing Street that he was about to be arrested on child porn charges, and just prior to the start of the Nigel Evans rape trial, the Daily Mail suddenly decides to run with some ancient and discredited claims about Harriet Harman.

How convenient. Sounds like they were trying to innoculate the general public against the forthcoming stories to come out about senior Tories. I wonder if, as has been said around Westminster, we will also see a Tory former Home Secretary arrested on child sex offences in the next few months.

Good on Sarah Wallaston and John Bercow for acting on this alleged assault and rape of a 22 year old party worker, rather than sweeping it under the rug as the whips are said to have done. If what has been said about Evans is true, he is an absolutely revolting piece of work whose crimes were covered up by his mates, other Tory MPs and MEPs.
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Isn't it fascinating that at around the time it is said Patrick Rock was being tipped off by someone in Downing Street that he was about to be arrested on child porn charges, and just prior to the start of the Nigel Evans rape trial, the Daily Mail suddenly decides to run with some ancient and discredited claims about Harriet Harman.
Amazing and really quite disgusting how far these gruby little ****ers in party politics will stoop for the good of the party isn't it.
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Amazing and really quite disgusting how far these gruby little ****ers in party politics will stoop for the good of the party isn't it.
I completely agree.

If the witnesses in the trial are to be believed, it sounds like this man was an utter menace who casually molested young men (particularly university students) at will.

It's interesting that so many people thought this was normal behaviour, whether gay or straight, for an MP. It seems that they feel they can just take what they want
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