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Nadine Dorries has questioned the “moral compass” of Rishi Sunak and the House of Commons authorities over the failure to behave in opposition to William Wragg after it emerged he was central to the “honeytrap” sexting blackmail plot.

In an interview with the previous Culture Secretary identified that the Privileges Committee “vindictively” stripped Boris Johnson of his former MP’s cross over the Partygate allegations and claims he misled Parliament.

But no motion has been taken in opposition to Mr Wragg who has admitted to handing out the numbers of fellow MPs and others to a person who despatched specific texts to attempt to entice MPs in a blackmail and extortion racket.

The challenge has been described as a critical breach of particular person, Parliamentary and nationwide safety, however Mr Wragg continues to be set to be given automated entry to Parliament with a particular former member’s cross when he steps down on the subsequent election, as he had deliberate even earlier than the scandal broke.

Such privileged entry might assist the disgraced Hazel Grove MP together with his just lately opened “management consultancy” enterprise Hamberbrace which he arrange with fellow MP Sir Charles Walker, who additionally plans to retire.

Comparing the 2 conditions between the extremely harsh punishment meted out to the previous Prime Minister and the dearth of motion in opposition to Mr Wragg, Ms Dorries stated the Hazel Grove MP must be going through a ban from the Parliamentary property.

She informed “The scandal surrounding the revelations about William Wragg put into perspective the absurd moral compass of Rishi Sunak’s leadership and the authorities in the House of Commons.

“Boris Johnson obtained a file suspension and has had his ex-member’s cross denied him after a profitable conspiracy to finish his Premiership and a spiteful ruling by the Privileges Committee. The solely foundation for sanctioning him was that he was fined for consuming cake.

“But William Wragg, someone who played a part in bringing Boris down, has actually exposed other MPs to potential blackmail by handing out their telephone numbers to somebody he knew had malevolent intentions. He has not only compromised the security of MPs but also Parliament itself and national security.

“Yet not solely did Sunak fail to withdraw the whip however there isn’t a effort to have him investigated by the Privileges Committee.”

Ms Dorries has made allegations that Wragg may have been involved with the sexual scandal which engulfed Boris Johnson’s former Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher which led to the then Prime Minister being forced from office.

But she is clear that the allegations that he has admitted to about sharing MPs’ mobile numbers are enough for him to be forced to face severe punishment.

Ms Dorries said: “As issues stand Wragg, not like Boris, shall be allowed to take up his former Member’s cross when he stops being an MP. This means he’ll have the ability to use his privileged entry to revenue from his consultancy firm with Sir Charles Walker and can proceed to be a menace to the safety of Parliament and the nation.

“If the Privileges Committee believed that Boris should lose his pass over cake then this much more serious transgression and potential crime should mean that Wragg should never be allowed access to Parliament again let alone be given a pass to come and go as he pleases.”

Questions have been requested about Sunak’s management for failing to throw Wragg out of the Parliamentary celebration after the revelations broke.

Instead Wragg suspended himself from the Tory whip within the Commons however solely after the outrage had grown. Wragg additionally stop as deputy chairman of the 1922 Committee which represents Tory backbenchers.

In comparability, different MPs like Lee Anderson have been thrown out inside hours.

Mr Sunak although has denied that he confirmed an absence of management at a time when many Tory MPs are questioning whether or not he’s the best man to steer them into the subsequent election.