July 9th, 2014

Another Female Aide Complains to Whips Over Ruffley

Katie Pruszynski, who works in parliament as an aide to Chloe Smith, has complained to her whip about the Tories’ inaction over David Ruffley following his caution for assaulting a woman. Writing to Claire Perry, Katie warns that failing to sack Ruffley from the party “is grossly at odds with our purported moral compass”:

“I am very concerned about reports that David Ruffley MP has accepted a caution for the assault of his partner. I would like to know, as a female member of the Conservative Party and as a parliamentary member of staff, why the Party and the whips believe that it is appropriate for him to continue as an elected representative of the Party.

It seems to be an outrageous inconsistency that Nadine Dorries had the whip suspended for her appearance on a television show and Mr Ruffley, whose aggressive and menacing behaviour is allegedly not limited to this incident, is allowed to remain. While I understand that the police have concluded their involvement in the matter, I would like to state in the strongest possible terms that his continuing presence as a representative of the Party, and of Parliament, is grossly at odds with our purported moral compass.

I would like to know what message the whips think that this inaction sends to female staff and Party members, not to mention the wider female population that we are so keenly trying to convince that we, as a Party, are the best guardians of their interests?

You have campaigned passionately for the protection of children from sexualisation, and for the protection of women from domestic violence. I hope that you will be able to shine some light on the inexplicable stance on Mr Ruffley.”

Katie also calls on fellow staff members to come forward to the whips, telling friends:

“I don’t think that it is remotely acceptable that he be allowed to continue as an MP. If you feel you would like to send something similar (or know anyone who would), I am here for support in any way I can give it… I don’t believe this man represents the Party that we are trying to get re-elected to Government.”

Pressure is mounting on the Tories to deal with an issue that is clearly of growing concern to women within the party. The whips have known about it for years.

Note: For the avoidance of doubt, it was not Ms. Prusynski who leaked this…

67 Comments

  1. 1
    Ghost of Leon says:

    I’m in charge of the Moral Compass

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    • 7
      The Growler says:

      Has Gordon hand that job to you as he is seldom in the country?

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      • 45
        A1 says:

        “…an elected representative of the Party”.
        Hang on there a sec. The stupid party is neither here nor there.
        He was elected BY THE PEOPLE to represent THEM, before ALL else.
        The whips can shove it either way.

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        • 55
          Vote tory? Nein Danke! says:

          If you vote for a Tory, chances are you’ll get a wife-beater or a p@edo, so no point complaining, just vote UKIP.

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    • 10
      nuffs Enuff says:

      I think it is wrong that these people think they can ruin a person’s career just like that and on a whim.

      She is just a junior and her complaint (which seems to be hearsay anyway) should go through the correct channels and not be paraded all over the internet.

      In any organisation there will always be internal disputes and they need sorting internally. Not shouted from the roof tops at the dop of a hat

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      • 56
        Grandvache says:

        You’re right of course, arseholes and bullies should be left to get on with things and no-one should ever stand up and try and stop them that way madness lies.

        Particularly someone who is “just” a junior.

        It should also be added that the complaint HAS gone through correct channels you wazzock, you may spot the note at the bottom Ms Pruszynski is not the source of this leak

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      • 57
        RickB says:

        It’s not hearsay, you wanker, if he has accepted a police caution. A police caution is an acknowledgement by the alleged perpetrator that he has done something wrong, the quid pro quo being that you won’t have to go to court and face a further penalty.

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        • 61

          The system of police cautions is a way to blackmail people into pleading guilty ,who for a quiet life, or fear of adverse publicity, or being saddled with massive legal costs feel they have been forced into a corner , once they realise the implications it is too late, they now have a criminal record , which for some professions can be a sentence to a lifetime of unemployment or being forced to accept poorly paid work.
          The whole thing stinks ,if the police think they have a case let them either prosecute or drop the case through lack of evidence.

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          • Man on the Street. says:

            I actually happen to know people with cautions, and whilst I don’t deny your comments, everyone I know is actually guilty of the offence they accepted the caution for.

            It’s just anecdotal I know but I think perhaps you might be wrong.

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          • Maybe they are guilty but it should go to trial, not decided on the whim of some semi literate plod!

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    • 23
      christ almighty says:

      beware not only the AIDES of MAY!
      l

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    • 46
      Ed Twelvety Balls says:

      I’m starting to go off Sesame Street. Big Bird just reminds me of the missus and The Count is such a show-off. I mean, how can anyone know so many numbers? Stupid.

      Miliband makes us all sing along to the theme tune too.

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  2. 2
    Wonga says:

    The lady is quite right and what about all the paedos the whips have allegedly known about and assisted for years?

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    • 11
      The Growler says:

      The whips use the information to make the little darlings tow the official line, once it becomes public (Geedes or private eye have blown te gaff) their hold over them diminishes

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      • 20
        Seigneur blagger says:

        So.

        1. Search warrant for the little black books. All about the pedophiles in Westminster and other crimes.

        2. Execute the warrant.

        3. Bercow’s call. Does he become the friend of the pedophiles or not? My guess is that he caves in.

        Now search through the whips books.

        Not only are the details there, but you can get the whips too. Blackmail for a start. You must vote this way or we release the info. ….

        It’s endemic. It’s corrupt.

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  3. 3
    God says:

    I’ll show him who’s boss, don’t you worry! Him and his ‘chillaxing muslim lovin pal’

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    • 53
      ZZZ says:

      You’ld be the racist God who “chose” the Chosen Race (of mostly Kazhaks, as it ironically turns out), would you?

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  4. 4
    His honour Judge Judge says:

    Isn’t that the Public House near the Bailey? Do you still do those pickled eggs?

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  5. 8
    The Chief Whip says:

    Guido dear boy

    Us old gentlemen have been sweeping all this stuff, and much worse, under the carpet for years

    Transparency is not for us

    But only for you plebs

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  7. 12
    Chris Broadman says:

    Team Sky should have picked Wiggins. I wonder why Wiggins was not chosen.

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  8. 13
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    This man is an arrogant pig and I hope he is sacked.

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  9. 14

    We desperately need a new editor with some new ideas.

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    • 32
      Ed Twelvety Balls says:

      We desperately need a new leader with some new ideas. In fact, forget the ideas, just a new leader would be a start.

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  10. 16
    It's all wrong says:

    He accepted a caution in the privacy of a police station. This lady can not possibly know the details unless the cautioned or the cautioner has provided her with them and I doubt they have.

    To destroy someone’s career on what she has read on Twitter or heard by the cooler in Smith’s office is OUT OF ORDER.

    When will this climate of man is bad and woman good end?

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    • 22
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      I can only speak as I find. I have the misfortune to be one of Mr Ruffley’s constituents. I wrote to him some time ago regarding the drunks in our town and his reply was patronising and arrogant.

      He deserves everything he gets.

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      • 34
        Just sayin' says:

        He was probably pissed at the time

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        • 41
          Cynical-old-bag says:

          I don’t even think that would matter. These people are so puffed up and full of their own self-importance, that they really believe they are all in parliament for their own benefit.

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    • 63
      Man on the Street. says:

      I’m pretty sure he did that himself by accepting officially a caution, for violence against his spouse.

      Sounds like enough for me, if it wasn’t true fight it. He has deep pockets and all that jazz.

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  11. 18
    The pendulum has swung too far says:

    The feminists certainly have the upper hand at the moment. A man has to prove innocence and until he is assumed guilty.

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    • 60
      KingCnut says:

      Couldn’t agree more – I’m surprised there isn’t a ‘nasty man finder General’ who would have examined DR’s ‘familiar’ before giving him a good *ucking followed by burning at the stake. Think Rennard – another poor bastard with the claws of several bitches sunk in his groin and for what?

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  12. 21
    bored with hillsborough says:

    Dorries was suspended for neglecting her parliamentary and constituency duties – clearly a matter for the party. Beating up your girlfriend, however unattractive (the beating up, not the girlfriend!) is less obviously relevant. Just sayin’

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    • 25
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      If he was a policeman, or in our armed forces, he would be sacked.

      Why should it be any different for MP’s? They are supposed to represent us, but many of them have no moral standards at all.

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  13. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Expenses fiddling, loosing computers, loosing important documents, drunkeness, fraud, Kiddy fiddling, cover ups, total incompetance, ignorance, miss use of taxes to a mega scale, financing third world dictators and their mates, finanacing the PIE, contributing to india and china’s space programme when we can’t afford planes for our new aircraft carriers, Highway maintaninece, education cut backs, depatmental heads with the mind sets of Walter Mitty, health service cuts, increases in the use of food banks, etc, etc, stc.
    W

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  14. 27
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Now, why am I not surprised to hear that.

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  15. 31
    Mornington Crescent says:

    The Conservative Party? Moral compass??

    Give me strength…

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  16. 33
    Mr Sweary says:

    At least it was a bint not a kiddie

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  17. 35
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Don’t forget the BBC!

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  18. 40
    Nice to know you care says:

    Of course we will, after all it’s only the establishment looking after the establishment, that can’t be a problem, can it?.

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    • 44
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      That’s why we all pay taxes. It’s to keep the establishment in the manner to which they have all become accustomed.

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  19. 43
    Maimed Codger says:

    Homosexuals legal, Pedophiles next ??

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  20. 47

    Here we go another dishonourable geez with glue on the arse of his trousers, so he can sit this out, ennit?

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  21. 48
    Miss Prime says:

    Is Dave Cameron a figment of his own imagination? His leadership skills and personal charisma are about as effective as Michael Gove is to the education of our children, who with vast experience as a third rated hack, seems to understand education matters better than experienced, trained and qualified professionals. Just like the majority of our ruling class playboys.

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  22. 51

    A lot of dirty laundry is coming out! Election time run up.

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  23. 52
    More hypocrite says:

    Silly cows are hypocrites.

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  24. 58
    Once beaten, twice shied says:

    Down, Ruffley, nasty little boy,
    Don’t copy Lamont’s wheezes;
    Norm only did it to annoy,
    Because he knows it teases.

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  25. 59
    Bob Halfon says:

    I talked in the commons recently about domestic violence victims needing more support, and here I am keeping fucking schtoom about Ruffers.

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  26. 64
    Anonymous says:

    I know.

    Just another whining bird.

    She should be more concerned with getting the ironing done instead of boring normal people with her female ‘opinions’.

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  27. 65
    Anonymous says:

    “The whips have known about it for years.”
    Note to a tardy Vanessa ‘felt’: All it takes for evil to flourish, is for good women to do nothing.

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  28. 67
    Anonymous says:

    What kind of journalists are the Telegraph employing these days? They sound as bad as the politicians they are supposed to be holding to account:

    http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11333303.Journalist_accused_of_rape_calls_charges__wicked__disgusting_lies_/

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Seen Elsewhere

Ruffley Could Be Suspended From Commons | Telegraph
Ruffley Loses Confidence of Constituency | Guardian
Ruffley Under Pressure to Quit | Telegraph
Gove Launches Ruffley Probe | Staggers
Clegg Must Fire David Ward | Sun
David Ruffley’s Campaign Against Domestic Violence | Buzzfeed
LibDem Criticises Clegg Over Farage Debates | Express
Ruffley Must Go | Guardian
Political Correctness Breeds Extremism in Schools | Chris McGovern
Ruffley Faces Crisis Meeting | ITV
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