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Philip Davies is a member of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party and currently the Member of Parliament for Shipley, West Yorkshire. He is one of the most right-wing members of Parliament and appears to support the National Health Service spending money on homeopathy.
Davies' contribution to British Politics is three-fold. Firstly, he complains about anything he can think of at every opportunity to speak in the House of Commons. He seems to enjoy using filibustering to stop bills passing on topics such as animal welfare and women's rights. Secondly, he writes lots of letters to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to ask if different racist jokes are offensive enough. Thirdly, he is a rallying point for those who campaign against political correctness. He has called for anti-male comments to be covered by hate crime legislation.
Despite the three main parties being in consensus on the matter, Davies opposes the minimum wage and seems to think all of the nation's economic problems would be solved with the repeal of the Minimum Wage Act. Meanwhile, he thinks all of our social problems would be solved if prisoners had a truly horrible experience while behind bars, rather than any kind of education or rehabilitation. Also, any foreign nationals should be deported after their prison sentences.
He is one of six (out of 650) members of Parliament against any kind of reform of Parliament (a popular topic after the expenses scandal). Unsurprisingly, his expenses were some of the highest in the land.
In 2018 he was accused of trapping female comedian Luisa Omielan in his office at Westminster, holding the door shut to stop her leaving after a disputatious interview about healthcare.
- Gay 'Romeo and Julian' school play sparks political correctness debate: A school has been accused of "mind-blowing" political correctness after it staged a homosexual version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - called Romeo and Julian by Murray Wardrop (7:01AM GMT 27 Feb 2009) The Telegraph.
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Philip Davies
- Tory MP Philip Davies Accused Of Trying To Block New Laws On Animal Cruelty And Domestic Violence, Huffington Post, 24 February 2017
- Article on Philip Davies' letters to EHRC in The Guardian. December, 2009.
- SNP's Mhairi Black reveals details of online insults she faces daily, The Scotsman, 7 Mar 2018
- MP Philip Davies Accused Of 'Physically' Intimidating Behaviour By Comic Luisa Omielan, Huffington Post, 6 Mar 2018