A Tory MP tried to filibuster and wreck a ten-minute Rule Bill by an MP because its focus on ‘honour-based violence’ against women, not men.
Philip Davies MP complained, to groans from colleagues, that so-called ‘honour-based violence’ against men was being ignored.
However he gave no examples of male victims of ‘honour violence’ to back up his case.
The Bill by Tory MP Nusrat Ghani wanted to raise the plight of British Asian women being murdered in India and Pakistan by family members.
She also said that women in this country were suffering because the police was sometimes to reluctant to intervene in case of domestic violence or worse because they did not want to be seen as ‘racist’ or interfering in their culture. She said the law should apply equally to everyone, regardless of religion or race.
She wants the government to ban the phrase ‘honour based violence’ from official publications and directives.
We don’t want to see a trend of women who are being abused being taken overseas for that abuse to continue. There are cases where that has happened.
These are British citizens and we need them to feel we are on their side, and we need the perpetrators to realise they won’t get away with it.
But Philip ‘political correctness has gawn mad‘ Davies MP wasn’t having it.
He told MPs:
For reasons I will set out, I oppose this bill as it is currently briefed. And, for the benefit of the morons on Twitter, Mr Speaker, and for some in this House, I shall make it clear from the start that I along with everybody else in this House, opposes women suffering from honour based violence.
But it seems I’m the only one in this House who equally opposes honour based violence against men too.
That led to loud groans from peers, and yet he carried on.
In fact his aim was to filibuster the bill by talking for so long as to prevent a proper debate on it.
Thankfully however, he was thwarted by other MPs and it has now gone on to the Second Reading.
Here is Nusrat Ghani introducing her bill
We hope the government will listen to Nusrat Ghani, and ignore Davies