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.

She said earlier:

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

  1. How is this man on the Equalities Committee? It’s bad enough he has a chance to stall important bills such as this one from being debated properly in Parliament without giving him a further dedicated platform :/

  2. He’s got form for this hasn’t he? Didn’t he previously talk out a domestic violence bill? What an utter tool

  3. I support MR DAVIES AND HAVE IN MY EXPERIENCE WIRKING IN BRADFORD MET MEN WHO ARE AS AT RISK AS WOMEN OF THIS CRIME ..THE STATISTICS ARE LIWER BUT THE BILL SHOULD NOT BE GENDER BASED

  4. This MP’s behaviour prevents sensible discussion or debate of a reasonable bill that might need some tweaks. His behaviour sabotages democracy and the proceedings of the House of Commons. Indeed men need protection too (gay men etc – think about it) but this way of behaving doesn’t help anyone that needs our protection: it simply enables more abuse.

  5. >However he gave no examples of male victims of ‘honour violence’ to back up his case.

    Simple misrepresentation. Davies mentioned several names of male victims of honour killing, and cited CPS research.

    For anyone wanting to factcheck this claim, the speech is here:
    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-01-31a.813.0#g816.0

    I wonder why Political Scrapbook is going for character assassination rather than engagement in a necessary debate?

  6. Not many cultures blame men when they feel disrespected or blame the men when they think they have lost face in their communities and so it would be difficult to see how men could be victims of honour based violence when men quite often in these societies can do no wrong. That is not to say that men aren’t forced to maintain unwanted relationships but I’ve never heard of a man who was punished for the so called shame he bought to his family.

  7. How is removing the phrase ‘honour based violence’ from official publications, discriminating against men? Surely then it’s just replaced by ‘violence’ against men and women.

  8. Right at the start Nusrat said this crime could apply to men as well. I think equally we need to stop using the term fillibustering, and find a term that more adquately sums up this kind of destructive infantile behaviour.

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