Tory deputy chairman ‘compares sex offences to smoking a joint’

Apparently in reference to the police investigation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Tory deputy chairman Michael Fabricant tweeted:

“Imagine if the police started arresting everyone whoever [sic] smoked a joint at uni back in the 60s and 70s. (Time to move to Argentina!)”

The missive followed on from a message regarding the arrests of Max Clifford and Stuart Hall on suspicion of sexual offences. While he attempted to delete the offending tweet, the PoliticsHome team have grabbed a copy from their PhiWire.

Doubtless Fabricant will follow Ken Clarke’s lead and “clarify” his remarks.


  1. Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Ah Twitter… what was it the posh boy said about it… too many twits make a twat.

    And Michael Fabricated is living proof that Botox Boy was, on this one occasion, quite right.

  2. Celia
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Pot smoking clearly has serious consequences, if Mickey Fab is anything to go by (he is totally admitting to smoking pot at university, right?)

  3. deckerdude304
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Truely, the torys are really not of this world, are they?

  4. Louise Ellis
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    If Michael Fabricant wants to push off to Argentina, that’s just peachy with me.

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