Blame Theresa May for the Chris Pincher saga, says former Olympic victim

Blame Theresa May for the Chris Pincher saga, says former Olympic victim

  • Victim of former Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher says Theresa May is to blame
  • Then PM, May reinstated Pincher after being cleared by a Tory inquiry
  • Former Olympic rower Alex Story said the investigation was ‘a complete joke’

If Boris Johnson had listened to former Olympic rower Alex Story, he certainly shouldn’t have resigned as Prime Minister.

Former Tory parliamentary candidate Mr Story has exposed the sexual antics of former Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher, whose misconduct last month sparked Mr Johnson’s 2017 downfall.

Even though Pincher resigned as whip, he was cleared by a Conservative inquiry, reinstated by Theresa May and then promoted by Johnson.

Mr Johnson was forced to resign after it emerged he had not told the truth about being told Pincher had been disciplined for distinct misconduct as Foreign Secretary in 2019.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, financier Mr Story, 47, a member of the UK rowing team at the 1996 Olympics, said that while Mr Johnson had not been ‘liing’ about Pincher, it would remain at No. 10.

A victim of Chris Pincher has said Theresa May should be blamed, not Boris Johnson, after reinstating Mr Pincher after he quit following an investigation

Voters of Tory MP Chris Pincher are campaigning to remove him as MP after he allegedly groped two men while drunk last month

Voters of Tory MP Chris Pincher are campaigning to remove him as MP after he allegedly groped two men while drunk last month

However, Mr Story believes the main culprit behind the scandal is Theresa May, for failing to act decisively five years ago when he first spoke about his ordeal with Pincher. He describes the Conservative investigation into the incident as “a complete joke”, saying they never spoke to him.

“Ms May must not be allowed to get off lightly. She walks holier than you – but she brought Pincher back.

In 2017, this newspaper reported that Mr Story accused Pincher of behaving like a ‘Harvey Weinstein bookstore’ after persuading him to return to his London home after they met during a solicitation at Tory headquarters at Westminster in 2001.

Mr Story, who was 26 at the time and is now married with four children, said Pincher “started peeling off the back of my shirt, massaging my neck and whispering, ‘You’ll go far. in the Conservative Party”.

Former Conservative parliamentary candidate Alex Story called May's investigation into the incident a

Former Tory parliamentary candidate Alex Story called May’s investigation into the incident a ‘complete joke’

Pincher then disappeared into another room and “came back in a robe like a Harvey Weinstein bookseller, chest and stomach bulging.” Mr. Story then left.

The MP for Tamworth Pincher said at the time: ‘If Mr Story ever felt offended by anything I said, I can only apologize to him.’

Today, Mr Story says the entire Tory Party must take responsibility that Pincher is allowed to continue his behavior. “Indeed, Pincher served under three prime ministers.” Pincher was MP under David Cameron, Whip under May and Minister under Johnson.

Mr Johnson was forced to resign after it emerged he had not told the truth about being told Pincher had been disciplined for distinct misconduct as Foreign Secretary in 2019.

Mr Johnson was forced to resign after it emerged he had not told the truth about being told Pincher had been disciplined for distinct misconduct as Foreign Secretary in 2019.

Nor is Labor entirely blameless, he argues, claiming the parties are conspiring to cover up each other’s sex scandals.

“There’s an unspoken pact, ‘You don’t talk about our sex parasites and we won’t talk about yours.’

“The so-called investigation that the Conservatives conducted on Pincher is what political parties do. They just hope another story comes along to distract people so they can keep their buddies in place.

Mr Story even has some sympathy for Mr Johnson: ‘I know he has flaws, but there was an orchestrated campaign to get him out.’ Its detractors are themselves morally bankrupt.

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