Reform UK’s Richard Tice lays into ‘hypocrite of the twenty first century’ in livid rant | Politics | News | EUROtoday

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Reform UK chief Richard Tice has hit out at Tory MP William Wragg, branding him “hypocrite of the 21st Century”. Mr Tice made the remarks throughout his “Sunday Sermon” on GB News.

Mr Wragg, the MP for Hazel Grove, mentioned he was “manipulated” into handing over the private cellphone numbers of colleagues he met on the homosexual relationship app, Grindr.

Mr Wragg advised the Times that he had given the cellphone numbers over to the person on Grindr, after sending him compromising photos of himself.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has since praised Mr Wragg for giving a “courageous and fulsome” apology.

However, enterprise tycoon and rebel political chief Mr Tice had no such sympathy for the Tory MP.

He advised his GB News viewers: “We’ve got a new award. It’s not hypocrite of the week, not hypocrite of the month or indeed of the year. We have a new award for hypocrites of the 21st century. It’s that significant.”

Making reference to Mr Wragg’s standing as chair of the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) and vice-chair of the 1922 committee, Mr Tice advised his viewers: “I’d like you to imagine that you are vice chairman of a very, very important committee about standards, about behaviour. Imagine you’re chairman of an even more important committee about public administration and constitutional affairs.

“You should be an individual of nice integrity, of probity and of excellent judgment. Just put your self in these sneakers.”

Then making reference to Mr Wragg’s track record of calling for prime ministers, MPs and the speaker to resign over various missteps and misdemeanours – such as Boris Johnson over partygate – Mr Tice said: “So good are you at this matter of integrity and probity that when anyone within the place that you just work – which could occur to be, for instance, the House of Commons – that if somebody would not do issues correctly, in the event that they train misjudgement, then after all you name for them to resign. No ifs, no buts.”

The Reform UK leader, whose party is on course to severely dent the governing Conservatives at the upcoming general election said of Mr Wragg’s shocking error: “Unbelievable, discuss an entire and utter failure of judgement. It’s laborious to consider something extra vital than this. This is doubtlessly placing folks’s safety in danger.

“You just willy nilly send out a bunch of telephone numbers of important people. A horrific lapse of judgement.”

Added that for the “grotesque, appalling, security lapse of judgement”, Mr Wragg “must step down, surely?”

Finishing his bitter sermon, Mr Tice mentioned: “I think what we’re seeing is a nominee for the candidate of the greatest hypocrite in the UNited Kingdom in the 21st century

“I believe that candidate is a Mr William Wragg MP and he’s my nominee and award-winner for the best hypocrite thus far within the twenty first century. Truly unbelievable.”