Stephen Doughty eventually got an opportunity to put his question to the PM

Stephen Doughty (Labour Cardiff South and Penarth) had to wait a while thisd afternoon before eventually getting the opportunity to put a question on the EU Referendum to the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister – David Cameron – has responded today to a Commons question about allegedly racial comments made to local councillors in the the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency and in Caerphilly

The Prime Minister was making a statement about the outcome of last week’s  European Referendum and answering questions from MPs .

Stephen Doughty Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth had supported "Remain"

Stephen Doughty Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth had supported “Remain”

Stephen Doughty the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth had to “bob[stand up to ask a question] several times over a period of more that two hours before he eventually caught the Speaker’s eye.

When he did so, he told the House:-

One of my councillors in Butetown  was told this weekend Get out of the country’ and a former Tory candidate Shazia Awan in Caerphilly was toldI cannot wait to send you and the anti-white garbage that you  stand for back to the third-world  dumps that you come from’.

Shazi Awan photographed with Prime Minister David Cameron

Shazia Awan photographed with Prime Minister David Cameron (Photo Shazia Awan)

He asked “Will the Prime Minister send out a clear and unequivocal message from  this House to those small number of people, but some leaders of other political parties,  that if you indulge and stoke fear, you generate hate?”.

The Prime Minister replied “I would add to that, you not only generate hate but you commit a crime,  you can be prosecuted and the police shouldn’t hold back”

Ms Awan, a Caerphilly-born Muslim businesswoman and PR consultant had earlier given the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire daytime TV programme a fuller version of the remark made to her in an email – quoting it as saying:-  “You are not now, nor will you ever be, Welsh. Being born in Wales has nothing to do with being Welsh. I cannot wait to send you and the anti-white garbage that you stand for back to the third world dumps that you came from.”

Shazia Awan appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two this morning.

Shazia Awan appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two this morning.

Ms Awan, who campaigned for “Stronger In” in Cardiff, told the BBC’ show’s audience  she  believed the abuse was a direct result of the Brexit vote and that the police had been informed about this and seven other examples.

She claimed in an interview with Victoria Derbyshire, that ‘Leave ‘ leader Boris Johnson and Michael Gove had “taken donations from the BNP” and asserted that Boris Johnson was “not fit to be leader of the Conservative Party”. Victoria Derbyshire said she had no evidence about any such donations. 

Shazi Awan claimed later today that the referendum had - as she put it - released a Pandora's Box of vitriolic race-hate across Wales

Muslim PR consultant Shazi Awan claimed in another tv interview later today that the referendum had – as she put it – “unleashed a Pandora’s Box of vitriolic race-hate across Wales”

In another BBC tv interview – this time on  the BBC Wales Today programme – publicity expert Ms Awan repeated her allegations and went even further by asserting that  the European Referendum had – as she put it – “unleashed a Pandora’s Box of vitriolic rate-hate across Wales”.

On Twitter Shazia Awan said Penarth AM and Conservative Assemly Leader was "unfit to be leader"

On Twitter Shazia Awan said Penarth AM and Conservative Assembly Leader was “unfit to be leader

Later – at the end of what had evidently been a busy day for Ms Awan –   she released a “tweet” on the social medium Twitter asserting that  the Penarth AM Andrew R T Davies leader of the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly was “unfit to be leader”

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  1. The Tax payer says:

    I can’t think of one MP that I would trust from any party. They are all just out for what they can make For them selves. And that’s why we are ware we are today which is very sad

    • Philip Rapier says:

      -All Greedy, opportunist pro EU Housebuilder Shares Crashed and were suspended from trading for a while yesterday. KEEP CALM AND BE PROUD TO BE A NIMBY you might just end up with some fields and grass left in Sully and the rest of the Vale of Glamorgan post Brexit. No need to be sad then is there?
      Crest Nicholson Shares crashed 30%. With any luck they could end up having a fire sale and selling Penarth Heights back to the Council so as to provide more social housing for any citizen in need.
      Markets are improving today
      Pound starting to recover and FTSE as well led by BP and Shell. World Leading Firms based in the UK that have continued to rise every day since Brexit
      N.B. For the benefit of PDN’s more pedantic posters.
      (Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.)

  2. Martin Coffee says:

    This is probably the first time Doughty and I have ever agreed on anything! Political people have generated an unbelievable amount of hatred and they should be doing much more to counter this. The UK is not a very nice place to live in at the moment.

    I hate what has happened over the last few weeks.

    • whatsoccurin says:

      agree-what Hitler failed to do and Russia and Eastern Europe failed to do by aiming it’s nuclear missiles at us we have brought on ourselves with a first past the post referendum-politicians have an obligation to end this madness now.

      • Kevin Mahoney says:

        Nothing like a hysterical over reaction to start the day off. A democratic vote was held and lost or won depending on your vote or point of view.

        Grow up and get over it.

  3. whatsoccurin says:

    Fair point Kevin-don’t you just love the Brexiteers-however the vote did not just apply to the EU-it also applies to the Global Economy-not a group at Glastonbury or a racehorse at Chepstow-the Global Economy is impersonal, has no loyalties and is based on the fact that multinational companies will base themselves wherever they get the best deal-Nissan are not in Sunderland because they like Geordies!-Aston Martin will have every right to re-think their investment in the Vale-even though WAG-and voters in Cardiff and the Vale voted “in”-so I wonder if the unemployed people in Barry who were hoping for a job in Aston Martin see it as a “hysterical over-reaction”-may be that is so but is it worth the risk?

  4. Kevin Mahoney says:

    Having been president of a large branch of the GMB boilermakers in Newport a few short years ago and having to stand with the branch members outside the then under construction Uskmouth power station as bus load after busload of Italian and Hungarian workers were bussed in whilst our own local Newport living members, mostly laid off Llanwern riggers platers and fabricators were told that they couldn’t even apply for the construction jobs in their own home town.

    I couldn’t disagree with you more.

    Perhaps you could start quoting the Uskmouth story along with your Aston Martin.

    • CelticMan says:

      Well said Kevin – I totally stand by what you say.

    • whatsoccurin says:

      but you brought this on yourself-prior to the EU in the early 70’s heavy industry, the public sector and their Unions were in control-any dispute of substance was resolved with “beer and sandwiches” at Number 10-but you over-played your hand and Thatcher had very little opposition when she destroyed the unions-Miners said there would only be “coolie labour” left-not true-Coolies would never dream of working with the conditions that prevail now-Big companies will do whatever they like and even with Brexit I cannot see us returning to the days of UK pre EU/EEC-but I do respect your view and our discussion has been mirrored in many households,

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