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To think that an MP who slapped their partner shouldn't be considered for leader?

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poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 17:07:03

An MP currently being considered for leadership of their party has admitted that 6 years ago they were arrested by police after public violent incident with their partner.

Surely rather than being praised for 'bravely speaking out' they should be ruled out of the running for leader?

BobBobBobbingAlong Mon 25-Mar-19 18:37:41

BBC reporting it today www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-47686844.

I don't think it's clear at all from Layla Moran's statement that her ex-boyfriend was abusive.

RedDogsBeg Sun 24-Mar-19 20:11:57

Isn't Layla Moran the one who can see into peoples souls and determine whether or not they are dangerous?

If it is her then that level of pseudo mumble jumble should bar her from ever holding any public office.

redexpat Sun 24-Mar-19 20:04:19

It's the lib dems, I really couldnt care less.

Chouetted Sun 24-Mar-19 19:40:17

If it was a single incident, I really couldn't care less.

We all eventually find out what we're capable of. It's spending the rest of our lives avoiding reaching that snapping point again that makes us decent human beings.

wowfudge Sun 24-Mar-19 19:19:45

The picture is visible in the app, but I can't enlarge it on my phone in order to read it. The OP named the MP fairly swiftly so I don't understand the indignation of some pps.

Babyornotbaby Sun 24-Mar-19 19:18:25

No picture showing here op.

poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 19:17:07

My post at 520 had a picture of her tweet about the incident. Sorry I didn't realise people couldn't read it.

I know men are more violent.

I just think that losing your temper in a public place at a conference, enough for police to be called, means that perhaps the person should not be leading a political party.

AnneOfCleanTables Sun 24-Mar-19 19:10:51

Why be cryptic in the OP, if you weren't planning a 'gotcha reveal' of it's a woman? You didn't even mention the party. You've provided no details of said incident and I can't see any attachment on any of your posts.

HappyPunky Sun 24-Mar-19 19:05:51

In general, women put up with it for ages and aren't believed when they go to the police.
If they retaliate, men are believed when they go to the police.

Pumperthepumper Sun 24-Mar-19 18:29:15

Poshme do you believe that women are as violent as men? Do you believe that female violence is as big a problem as male violence? Are you going to reply to this message with ‘all violence is bad’?

Babyornotbaby Sun 24-Mar-19 18:23:32

I don’t see a picture op

poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 17:57:28

The pic I posted was about Layla Moran

Jarstastic Sun 24-Mar-19 17:52:52

This thread seems to be about Layla Moran and her ex boyfriend called Richard, and the quote above relates to Sarah Champion and her ex husband Graham.

poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 17:49:41

Plainspeaking I posted almost immediately who it was, and a picture of what she put on twitter.

poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 17:48:53

I posted within 5 minutes who it was.

I don't think it's goady. I genuinely think that if someone gets into a public argument at a conference with their partner, and loses control enough for it to get violent- and the police involved, that the person shouldn't be a party leader.

Vince cable has announced he's stepping down, and she is said to be one of the contenders. So leader of the Lib Dens.

If it were a man, what would people say?

pepinana Sun 24-Mar-19 17:43:49

OK, so reading her account of what happened its clear he was abusive

AuntieCJ Sun 24-Mar-19 17:29:25

I think OP is a bit of a goady fucker. Trying to tempt people to say it's a disgrace etc then the great reveal - it was a woman.

Don't like goady fuckers, myself. If you have something to say then say it, don't disguise it as something it isn't. That's a shitty thing to do.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Sun 24-Mar-19 17:28:54

Oh for the love of GOD!!!!!

Who Sarah Champion (Labour) or Layla Moran (Libs)

I abhor these ridiculous threads with zero information - its the FB equivalent of 'call me, hun'. Blatant attention seeking.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Sun 24-Mar-19 17:26:50

You've lost me - this woman isn't even a tory MP - so considered as leader of what ? And shes the non gender specific spokes being for Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence.

She added: “We got into a heated argument and he said, ‘If you want to leave you’ll have to leave with nothing.’
“I told him if he was going to be ­unreasonable, then I would be too and grabbed a watercolour off the wall.
“It had been given to us as a wedding present and painted by his great uncle Somervell, who attempted to climb Everest with [George] Mallory.
"I started walking out of the room and Graham made a lunge for me.
"The next thing I knew I was against the wall as he pushed the picture into my chest. I felt his grip relax and pushed back.

“He grabbed the kitchen phone and called the police and said his wife was attacking him with a weapon.
“I was terrified. That was the sum total of what happened.
“It was a slight ­altercation between a couple who were living in a very strained, unbearable atmosphere.
“That’s not to say I’m making excuses for what happened, but I was amazed when he called the police .”

MuseumofInnocence Sun 24-Mar-19 17:25:43

she was charged but not convicted

LimaLemur Sun 24-Mar-19 17:24:57

I’ve just Googled this, and have found details here in an article: www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17523457.oxford-mp-admits-slapping-ex-boyfriend-in-row-over-computer-cable/

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Sun 24-Mar-19 17:21:59

Was
she
convicted ?

poshme Sun 24-Mar-19 17:20:43

Not sure this will work.

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Sun 24-Mar-19 17:20:34

Also slapped an ex when after I had miscarried, he said ffs you couldn't even get that right.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Sun 24-Mar-19 17:19:02

Was she convicted ?

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