Sep 12 2013
The Daily Mail
These cunts make me fucking sick.
They have absolutely no perception of right from wrong what so ever.
You would have thought by the tone of his speech that Nigel Evans is quitting his job as deputy speaker because he has a serious illness, not because the vile cunt is up in court for Rape.
I mean, why in Dogs name is this ‘orrible’ perverted oik even being allowed to make a ‘farewell’ speech? Had he any sense of decency, he would have left by the back door when the story first broke.
As for being hugged and what not by his fellow MP’s… Whose wages we fucking pay… Well words fail me.
Although I’m not surprised.
They are after all, men after the sick, little cunts own heart.
They certainly are not my idea of representatives of the people.
A s far as I can see the Houses of Parliament is nothing more than a sick warped nonces club paid for by the people at great personal cost.
I’d hang the fucking lot of em… Perverted cunts.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans delivers extraordinary Commons speech on faith and hugs from MPs the day after being charged with rape and sexual assaults
- Nigel Evans charged with rape, 5 sexual assaults and 2 indecent assaults
- Evans denies allegations but has now resigned his Commons post
- Gave lengthy personal statement after Prime Minister’s Questions
PUBLISHED: 13:55, 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54, 11 September 2013
Nigel Evans today delivered an extraordinary Commons speech protesting his innocence after being charged with a series of sex offences against seven men.
Quitting as Deputy Speaker, he addressed hundreds of MPs including the Prime Minister about his desire to ‘robustly defend my innocence and seek acquittal’.
Quoting Churchill, he referred to the death of his mother and the spiritual support of Parliament’s chaplain before thanking fellow MPs for their ‘hugs, prayers and good wishes’.
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Last night Evans was charged with the rape of a man between March 29 and April 1, 2013, five sexual assaults dating back to 2009 and two indecent assaults dating back to 2002.
The Conservative says he will continue to represent his Ribble Valley constituency in Lancashire but as an independent MP.
The decision to charge the openly-gay politician – a popular figure in Westminster – came after he was arrested for a third time yesterday morning.
Speaking immediately after Prime Minster’s Questions, he told a packed Commons chamber: ‘I hope you will bear with me while I make this statement, it’s been a few years since I made a speech in this chamber and I’m sad to say this is the speech.
‘As many of you will know following recent allegations, I was charged with alleged offences yesterday. I now have the opportunity to robustly defend my innocence and seek acquittal.
‘I have therefore decided the best course of action is for me to return to the backbenches and this is a decision I have made myself after careful consideration.’
When he left Preston police station last night, he gave a short statement before saying he ‘will not be making any further comment until after the case concludes’.
But in the Commons he spoke at length about the impact of the case on his.
Thanks: Evans listed the many people he says have shown him ‘compassionate consideration’
Evans said: ‘It was one of the happiest days of my life when I was elected deputy speaker in 2010, it was an endorsement of my abilities to do the job by my colleagues and for that I am grateful.
‘Since these allegations, I have not been able to fully fulfil my duties in the chair, which left me in a land of limbo.
‘None of us were elected to the fine office of Member of Parliament to be put in that invidious position, unable to fully fulfil the reason why we were sent here.’
‘I have had so many hugs, prayers and good wishes. I would like to thank everyone who has shown me such compassionate consideration’
He said he was ‘grateful’ for the ‘unstinting support’ he has revceived from Mr Bercow and the other two deputy speakers, Lindsay Hoyle and Dawn Primarolo.
Evans went on: ‘When I told Ms Primarolo on Saturday my decision, I even got a hug from her – thank you Dawn.
‘I have had so many hugs, prayers and good wishes since May 4 and I would like to thank everyone who has shown me such compassionate consideration, my family particularly, my association, who have been marvellous, and even seasoned, crusty journalists have displayed a heart I have never before witnessed.
‘I was told I would soon see who my real friends are and that has been true. But the truth is there have been so many of them – so thank you to my dearest loyal friends, including loyal members of my staff at Westminster and the Ribble Valley.
‘And to you, my colleagues, on all sides of the House who have spoken with me, looked after me and just shown loving attention. Party divisions disappear in times like this and they have, thank you.
‘Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Speaker’s chaplain, and Andrew Tremlett, the canon of Westminster Abbey, have given me superb spiritual guidance which has given me the one thing everyone in this world needs, alongside air, water and food: that is hope.
‘Hope is that essential key to giving us a fulfilled life and they have ensured I have retained that hope.’
Evans said: ‘This is clearly the most painful thing I have endured in my life alongside the loss of my mother in 2009 and the loss of my brother earlier this year.
‘Winston Churchill said when you are going through hell, keep going. Sage advice. And so I will see this through to the end with the support of the people that mean so much to me.’
The Ribble Valley MP added: ‘Returning to the backbenches gives me the opportunity to speak out on issues such as the over-building of new homes in the Ribble Valley, threats to the Slaidburn doctors’ surgery and cuts to rural bus services.
‘It’s the bread and butter of politics, giving support to the people who put me in the mother of parliaments, my home for the past 21 years and a place that has meant so much to me.
‘I am proud to serve the people of the Ribble Valley and the best tribute I can give them now is to get on with the job that they sent me here to do.’
Tory MP Nadine Dorries placed a hand on Evans’s shoulder as he sat down after his statement.
Earlier, at the start of Commons session, Mr Bercow said: ‘I have received his resignation with sadness. I wish to thank Nigel for his three years of service to the House as deputy speaker, in which he has proved to be highly competent, fair and good-humoured.
‘He has been a loyal and valued member of the team of deputy speakers who assist me in chairing our proceedings. I am warmly grateful to him.’
Evans will appear before magistrates in Preston on September 18.
The indecent assaults are alleged to have been committed between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2004; the sexual assaults between January 1, 2009 and April 1 this year; and the rape between March 29 and April 1 this year.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer said: ‘Following an investigation by Lancashire police, the Crown Prosecution Service has received a file of evidence in the case of Mr Nigel Evans MP which concerns allegations of a sexual nature.
‘After careful consideration, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Evans.
‘Lancashire Constabulary has therefore been authorised to charge two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape relating to a total of seven alleged victims.
‘The decision in this case was taken by Joanne Cunliffe, an experienced specialist rape prosecutor, in consultation with John Dilworth, head of the CPS North West Complex Casework Unit and in consultation with an external and highly experienced criminal QC.
‘I have also been consulted on this case. The decision has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the CPS legal guidance on rape and sexual offences.’
Evans, from Pendleton, Lancashire, stepped aside from his deputy speaker duties after his arrest but had continued to work as an MP.
He was one of three deputy speakers elected in a secret ballot of MPs in 2010. Later that year he came out as gay, saying he was ‘’tired of living a lie’’.
He was a vice chairman of the Conservative Party from 1999 to 2001. When Iain Duncan Smith became party leader in 2001, he was promoted to the shadow cabinet as shadow Welsh secretary – a post he held for two years.