British Conservative party bullying scandal continues


This video from Britain says about itself:

Elliott Johnson’s father speaks to BBC Newsnight about Tory bullying allegations

27 November 2015

We spoke to Ray Johnson, the father of young Conservative Party activist Elliott Johnson – who took his own life having previously complained he was bullied.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Witnesses back out of probe into Tory bullying

Wednesday 13th January 2016

THE TORIES were rocked by a new crisis yesterday over the investigation into the bullying, sexual abuse and blackmail scandal engulfing the party.

Nine key witnesses to the actions of “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke exposed after the tragic suicide of young activist Elliott Johnson, have refused to give evidence to the party probe.

Activist Josh Hitchens told Newsnight that witnesses “don’t believe it’s an independent inquiry” and are concerned their testimonies could be passed to Mr Clarke.

Labour shadow cabinet minister Jonathan Ashworth said: “It took weeks of pressure for the Tories to establish an independent review about bullying allegations. Now it seems that ‘independent’ review has lost the confidence of victims.

“This is a deeply serious matter that the Tories have got to get right. So far they seem to have got everything wrong.”

The Conservatives have appointed a crossbench peer to review the investigation and ensure it is “objective, appropriate and comprehensive.”

Divisions within UK Tory party deepen over EU membership: here.

4 thoughts on “British Conservative party bullying scandal continues

  1. Wednesday 2nd March 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    by Our News Desk

    THERE is “no credibility whatsoever” in claims that a bullied Tory activist who committed suicide was in a homosexual relationship with one of his alleged abusers, his father said yesterday.

    Elliott Johnson was found dead on railway tracks in Bedfordshire last September.

    In a suicide note, the 21-year-old said he had been “bullied” by fellow Tory activist Mark Clarke and “betrayed” by Andre Walker.

    The Johnson family are due to attend a pre-inquest hearing today to argue for the culture in the Conservative Party at the time to be included.

    Mr Walker has claimed he was in a homosexual relationship with Mr Johnson up until his death.

    He wants to attend the inquest to ensure evidence about Mr Johnson’s mental health and issues of homophobia is heard.But Mr Johnson’s father Ray said: “I have no idea why he’s planning on attending.

    “We do not wish for him to be there and he will not be welcome — it’s tantamount to the murderer returning to the scene of the crime.”

    He placed “no credibility whatsoever” in claims that his son had a relationship with Mr Walker.

    “We have plenty of evidence in the form of telephone messages and emails and none of that suggests any kind of relationship — in fact it suggests quite the opposite,” said Ray.

    “He has only broken cover in the last few days with the pre-inquest hearing about to take place.

    “He has obviously got an agenda. He is worried and he’s got something to hide.”

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-5b04-No-truth-in-Tory-suicide-victim-relationship-claim#.Vta74eZrgdU

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