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Tory MP who said poor should have vasectomies ‘not fit for office’

SNP call on Theresa May to remove Tory MP Ben Bradley from office over 'offensive' blog posts.

The SNP has called on Theresa May to sack the Tory Vice Chair for Youth, Ben Bradley MP, after yet more offensive blog posts emerged today, which stated “police brutality should be encouraged”.

It follows blog posts written in support of the Tory benefits freeze, where he said low income families should have “vasectomies” to prevent them having children, and said the UK would soon be “drowning in a vast sea of unemployed wasters”.

In further blog posts, Ben Bradley criticised public sector workers for opposing Tory austerity cuts to public services.

The MP who now earns a minimum salary of £74,962, plus expenses, claimed workers were “lost in their own fantasy land”, “can’t see how good they’ve got it”, and should quit if they don’t think they are paid enough – despite Tory cuts to public sector pay.

In a letter today, SNP Social Justice spokesperson Neil Gray MP called on the Prime Minister to take the decisive action she failed to take on Toby Young, by removing Ben Bradley from his post.

Commenting Neil Gray MP, said: “Ben Bradley’s appalling attacks on low income families, and our dedicated public service workers, are deeply offensive and make him unfit for office.

“Theresa May must now take the decisive action she failed to take on Toby Young and sack him.

“The Tories rightly called for Labour MP Jared O’Mara to be suspended over his offensive blog posts. They complained his suspension took too long to happen, and questioned how he had been selected in the first place. It would be hypocrisy of the highest order if they now fail to act themselves.

“The Prime Minister once criticised the Tories’ for their ‘nasty party’ reputation, now she is responsible for it.

“The disgusting comments that low income families should be sterilised to prevent them having children, that unemployed people are ‘wasters’, and that public sector workers should stop complaining about damaging Tory cuts to services and pay, are only more extreme versions of views that are widely held within the party.

“The comments are all the more insulting given that it is Tory government policies that have made millions of low income families poorer and worse off – with falling wages, an unfair public sector pay cap, cuts to tax credits and social security, and the longest period of falling living standards since records began.

“If the Tories can’t comprehend why people are angry about their appalling record of failure – they are the ones lost in their own fantasy land.”



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