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Anti-FGM bill being blocked by UK MP Chope

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Author: Anthea
Anti-FGM bill blocked by MP Chope appalling

A Conservative MP's decision to block a bill protecting girls from female genital mutilation was "appalling" and he must change his mind, Treasury minister Liz Truss has said.

Sir Christopher Chope provoked outrage after shouting "object" during a debate on anti-FGM legislation last week.

Ms Truss said she will "look for him around the Commons" to talk it over.

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the government is "looking urgently" at how to get the law passed.

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Brokenshire said Sir Christopher's own Conservative association was investigating, adding: "I think that's the best place for this to be dealt with."

Councillor Ray Bryan, chairman of the Christchurch and East Dorset Conservative Association, said he has called an executive meeting about the issue for later this week and he will speak to Sir Christopher then.

Sir Christopher's objection - which happened in Friday's debate in the Commons - has already been heavily criticised by cross-party MPs.

Sir Christopher argued his aim was to stop badly thought-out legislation. He said he had not been objecting to the substance of the issue, but wanted to see all legislation properly debated.

It is not the first time Sir Christopher has come under fire for objecting. He previously infuriated campaigners by objecting to a ban on upskirting last year.

Speaking on Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss said: "When I see one of my colleagues opposing a measure which could have saved girls' lives, could have saved girls from that horrendous experience, I'm absolutely appalled.

"I'm going to be speaking to him this week. I want to see him change his mind, I want to see the Conservative Party make sure that we show that that is completely unacceptable."

She added: "I think Conservatives do need to put peer pressure on our colleagues who are stopping these types of things happening."

Meanwhile, asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr whether he was proud to be Sir Christopher's colleague, Mr Brokenshire said: "I'm just hugely disappointed.

"I understand that Christopher feels a lot about the process issues, about debate, about the way Parliament operates.

"But on this, I hope he will even reflect because this is a hugely sensitive and serious issue."

Mr Brokenshire reiterated what the government's Chief Whip, Julian Smith, had tweeted on Friday, saying work is being done to bring back the FGM bill in government time.

How was the bill stopped?

The private member's bill on Friday, brought by crossbench peer Lord Berkley of Knighton, would have allowed the courts to make interim care orders under the Children Act, in cases where children are believed to be at risk of FGM. The bill had already cleared the House of Lords.

But parliamentary rules mean it only requires one MP to shout "object" to a private member's bill which is listed for a second reading but not debated to block its progress.

The BBC's parliamentary correspondent Mark D'Arcy said with a lot of private members' bills in the queue for consideration in Parliament, this one was unlikely to become law unless the government got behind it or decided to attach it to another piece of legislation.

Earlier this month, a woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter became the first person in the UK to be found guilty of FGM.

Re: Anti-FGM bill being blocked by UK MP Chope

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:39 am
Author: Piling
FGM is not banned in UK ? :shock:

Re: Anti-FGM bill being blocked by UK MP Chope

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am
Author: Anthea
Piling wrote:FGM is not banned in UK ? :shock:

I always assumed it was - until now X(

I do know that it happens a lot within certain Muslim African communities in the UK as the men still seek to suppress their women and refuse to marry a woman who still has all her bits and is able to enjoy sex

The idea being that having sex is so painful, the women will never willingly have sex and therefore never be unfaithful to their barbaric husbands X(

Re: Anti-FGM bill being blocked by UK MP Chope

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Author: Piling
It is also common among African migrants but absolutely forbidden on the French territories and punished by law as a severe mistreatment against children.

As in Southern Kurdistan now, where an active campaign diminished drastically the practice.

So soo in UK there will have more FGM than in Kurdish areas :ymdevil: Bad ideas of "tolerance".

Re: Anti-FGM bill being blocked by UK MP Chope

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Author: Anthea
Political Correctness X(

In the UK we are not allowed to mention the fact that certain ethnic minority groups are prone to certain practises

There are a great many problems within different minorities but because we are not allowed to mention those problems nobody addresses them

Lots of racism within most ethnic minority groups but should a white person dare to say something deemed to be even mildly offensive, even if it is factual, all hell breaks lose X(

For a white person to state that FMG is regularly practised within certain Muslim African communities and, to a lessor degree, within other Muslim communities is viewed sacrosanct by political correct lunatics