Reclaim Party leader Laurence Fox and tractor-porn fan former MP Neil Parish have signed up to a new reality TV series which will see them experiencing life as a prisoner. Channel 4 will send a cast of male celebrities to a former prison to give them a taste of what it’s like to be banged up. Guido suspects that seeing the GB News host behind bars will pull in a lot of viewers.
It is an interesting decision from Neil Parish, who described his House of Commons pornography incident as “immoral” but not illegal. Hasn’t he seen how Matt Hancock’s desperate attempts to rehabilitate his image flopped on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity?
HMP: Celebs Behind Bars is expected to air later this year.
Former Tory MP Neil Parish is considering a return to the political fold, having resigned a year ago this week after watching tractor porn in the House of Commons. Speaking to Devon Live today on the campaign trail for the crop of local Tory council candidates, Parish revealed he may stand as an independent at the next election:
“I’m not against the Conservatives, Liberals or Labour or anybody, I just want to be for the area, and if I stand as an independent, that is what I will do. If I am going to stand, I will make a decision during the summer for sure. It’s very difficult in a parliamentary seat to suddenly pop up at the last minute; therefore, one will have to dig in […] When you have blotted your copybook, you have to see how people now view it. I think, on the whole, people think I did a stupid thing, but I think they also believe that I stood up for the area.”
Parish spent the first 24 hours of the “porno MP” scandal pretending he had no idea who it was, and even appeared on GB News to insist the whips’ office should conduct “a thorough investigation” into whodunnit. He lost the Tory whip and soon resigned when it turned out he was the culprit after all. Best of luck, Neil…
Now there’s another Tory MP embroiled in a far worse sex scandal, Neil Parish is ploughing on with his rehabilitation tour this morning by appearing on Lorraine to offer yet another explanation for his porn habits. First he reassured Lorraine he didn’t look at the material during a debate – only during a late-night vote – and then claimed his wife has been hugely supportive throughout the scandal, even chasing him around the kitchen with a pair of scissors, threatening to lop off his appendage for his naughty behaviour. Alright…
Former MP Neil Parish has just reacted to the news that Chris Pincher will keep the Tory whip – for now – even though Parish himself lost the whip almost immediately:
“I can’t believe why they haven’t done it, because that was the first thing they did to me… I just feel that it’s double standards.”
He’s not wrong…
Hat-tip: Andy Ballantyne
Neil Parish, the MP who resigned over watching porn in the Commons and sparked yesterday’s Tiverton by-election, has irritatedly told Sky News to stop flogging the dead horse that is his porno-watching behaviour. On the one hand Guido recognises it must be a touchy subject, on the other hand Parish should get a hold of himself.
If co-conspirators remember Dr Neil Hudson, Guido will be impressed. Hudson took Rory Stewart’s old Penrith seat back in 2019 and has so far proved just as, if not more, rebellious than his predecessor. A year ago Guido revealed his Tory MP colleagues were becoming increasingly bitter towards him, not just because of his ranking as the most rebellious 2019 intake MP. He also wrote a Mail on Sunday op-ed self-promoting one of his rebellions on animal welfare, which not only increased abuse directed to non-rebelling Tory MPs, it resulted in him being labelled a “judas” after it emerged he took £900 for the hit job. Happy families…
Now Dr Neil’s anti-Tory credentials are growing. Following the resignation of porno MP Neil Parish, a vacancy has arisen for chair of the environmental select committee, for which Hudson is in the running. Guido has now been passed a message doing the rounds endorsing Hudson for the chairmanship – signed by four solidly left-wing Labour members of the committee. Rosie Duffield, Ian Byrne, Geraint Davies and Barry ‘CCP’ Gardiner…
The round-robin asks MPs – presumably sent to non-Tories – to support wet Hudson, who “works consensually with us on the committee — often against his Conservative colleagues. He has been independent in voting against his party…”
“He is a qualified vet who brings real expertise to the committee and we urge colleagues to make him your first choice (or second preference if committed to another) for the Chair.”
The fact he is a qualified vet will come as a surprise to any recipients of the letter, given Dr Neil hardly ever mentions it. Ever since the defection of Christian Wakeford, Tory MPs have been wondering if anyone else may be considering a leap… One to bear in mind.