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Keith Vaz facing 6 months suspension

Discussion in 'Personal' started by florian gassmann, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    The Commons Standards Committee have ruled that there is compelling evidence that Labour MP Keith Vaz supplied cocaine to two male prostitutes with whom he had paid-for sex in August 2016. They have recommended he be suspensed for 6 months after he failed to fully co-operate in a probe and was "evasive" in his replies. The suspension could lead to a recall petition and by-election in Leicester East.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50212221
     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I bet he put the cost on his expenses!


    Posed as a washing machine salesman.... I think I saw that movie:eek:
     
  3. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    In not sure why the police declined to take action. They've harassed plenty of people on the basis of very much flimsier evidence.
     
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    He said he just wanted to take them for a spin ... ;)
     
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  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Likely to be overtaken by events though...

    Does the Recall Act say what happens if a GE is called mid-way through the petition?
     
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Someone send the MET Mr Gove's address.

    And some faster cars.
     
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  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Are you suggesting that Mr Gove enjoys the services of teenage rent boys and supplies them with drugs? If so, kindly state your evidence.
     
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  8. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    I wonder why this has taken over three years to be dealt with. Also why was he re-elected in 2017 when this was already known about? We seem to be heading for a general election, surely he wouldn't stand again.
     
  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    No. I am stating that he used cocaine by his own admission. Not suggesting it.
     
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  10. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I gather there is nothing stopping him unless of course he has any remorse
     
  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Although Gove did not procure illegal drugs for others while using an assumed identity.
     
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  13. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I didn't realise Cocaine had been legalised.

    On your way then Mr Gove.

    Evening all.
     
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  14. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    What makes you think cocaine has been legalized?
     
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I don't know that this story is entirely about the supply of drugs.

    How do you imagine Keith Vaz earned the name of Vaseline Vaz amomg his colleagues? I suspect this complaint has less to do with the supply of drugs to rent boys but more about an argument over whoever cornered the market in the Commons for lubricants.
     
  16. hs9981

    hs9981 Established commenter

    He has a large bottle of little blue pills.
     
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  17. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    "A recall petition cannot be launched if a general election is due to be held within the next six months and it will be halted if an early general election is called."​

    https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/insights/the-first-use-of-a-recall-petition-in-the-uk/

    So basically, he gets away with it. Guess who'll be voting for an early general election. ;)
     
  18. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Is Vas one of those "tank topped bum boys" that our Prime Minister was referring to?
     
  19. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    More likely to be visa versa.
    Sniff.
     
  20. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Did Gove then claim to be suffering from amnesia when asked about it? Vaz did. (I love that. "So what about the dope and the rent boys, Keith?" "Um, sorry I'd love to help you but I seem to have caught amnesia".
    And (don't tell anyone) but I admit that I have misused illegal drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. Actually "misused" is the wrong word. I used them for the purpose for which they were intended. True, it was forty years ago but I don't want people to think I have amnesia. Or any other form of drain bamage.
     
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