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Brendan Clark-Smith Faces Criticism After Justifying His Decision To Snub The Boris Johnson Vote

The Tory MP faced backlash on social media as he had previously stated his intention to vote against the recommendations put forth by the privileges committee.

Twitter users wasted no time in ridiculing Brendan Clark-Smith, accusing him of cowardice, after he expressed his preference to watch the Ashes rather than participate in the vote on whether Boris Johnson should lose his parliamentary pass for his involvement in the partygate scandal.

The Tory MP faced backlash on social media as he had previously stated his intention to vote against the recommendations put forth by the privileges committee.

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However, in a tweeted statement, Clark-Smith outlined his reasons for refusing to engage in what he called the “silly games” orchestrated by Johnson’s opponents.

Accompanied by a photo of himself seated on a train, Clark-Smith wrote, “I am 100% against today’s appalling recommendations.

I fully intended to vote against it, but I will be standing with my colleagues and not giving others the satisfaction of taking part in their silly games with a division. At least the cricket is worth watching today.”

Sophie Corcoran, a right-wing journalist, responded, “Isn’t that the coward way out though?

The only way to properly show that the recommendations and the processes are nonsense is to vote against them – anything else is just saying you agree. How can you go over national media then back out at the last minute?”

Clarke-Smith, who represents Bassetlaw, defended his stance, stating, “Not really no. As it is clearly being whipped on one side and not on another, with many away today it will make a mockery of the numbers, which is all some of the coverage will be focused on afterwards. My position is very clear and I’d urge others to publicly declare theirs.”

Critics argued that Clark-Smith should prioritize his parliamentary duties over watching cricket. Keith Hathaway expressed disappointment, saying, “The cricket is worth watching when you pick up a taxpayer’s salary and not vote as asked to do so! Shame on you.”

Lib Dem councillor Alex Sandiford chimed in, saying, “Cricket over casework and constituents’ needs? You were not elected to watch sport.”

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Eric Morrish added, “Sorry to any of Brendan’s constituents who want his help with anything, but the cricket’s on.”

Meanwhile, some Twitter users took the opportunity to humourously poke fun at Clark-Smith.

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