A CONSERVATION MP could be suspended after he failed to properly apologize for bullying staff.
Daniel Kawczynski, who is against Shrewsbury and Atcham, abused members of parliament last year.
The Commons Standards Committee has now recommended that the Tory MP should be suspended following their hearing.
Kawczynski made “threats and threats” to congressional staffers when he was unable to attend a virtual meeting and complained about them while intoxicated.
He was ordered to apologize last June after Standards Commissioner Kathryne Stone found him guilty of bullying.
But he later admitted on the same day as his apology that he was not intentional and was just explaining to avoid being suspended from the House of Commons.
That prompted a new investigation into his conduct, after the committee found that the interviews he gave did not follow through with the apology.
In its latest report released today, the committee said: “Mr Kawczynski’s actions have caused substantial damage to the reputation and integrity of the House as a whole.
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“His actions also undermine the ICGS (Independent Grievance and Complaints System) and risk further harming claimants in his original case.”
Kawczynski made headlines last year when it was revealed he had billed taxpayers nearly £22,000 for Polish lessons.
The Conservative backer received £8,244 worth of tuition fees for 2020-21 alone – the equivalent of around £158 a week.
Since 2016 Kawczynski has earned £21,997 lessons, according to figures from parliament.
In 2019, he described himself as a ‘nearly fluent Polish speaker’ and said he was using his skill to encourage Warsaw to block an extension of Article 50 of Brexit.
His possible suspension comes as another hammer blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been dealt a blow in the past 24 hours after admitting he attended the No 10s’ garden party.
But the Prime Minister claimed he was unaware it was a bash – telling the MP he believed it was a “business event” despite apologizing for his actions.
Several Conservative MPs broke ranks to demand his resignation following his regrettable apology yesterday.
Boris was also canceled a public visit to a vaccination center in Burnley after one of his relatives tested positive for covid.
He attended the event today and will face further questions in a syndicated TV interview.
No10 says a family member has tested positive for Covid, meaning Boris will not be traveling – although he does not need to be quarantined.
It also comes after Sir Jonathan Van Tam stepped down as deputy chief medical officer – and another announcement of bad times for the Prime Minister.
Allies insist his departure was long-planned and unrelated to the political “partisan” storm that is engulfing the Prime Minister.
Confirming the news, he said, “My time as a DCMO has been the biggest challenge of my professional career, especially the Covid response.
“We all wish Covid had never happened. Even so, it is the greatest privilege of my professional career to be of service to the people of the UK during this time.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8198192/daniel-kawczynski-faces-suspended-bullying-staff-blow-boris-johnson/ MP Daniel Kawczynski faces PAUSE for not properly apologizing for staff bullying Boris Johnson