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.