Tory MP threatens to sue anti-Brexit campaigner Steve BrayMay 21, 2022
Tory MP threatens to sue controversial anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray who wrongly suggested he was caught watching pornography in the House of Commons in a now-deleted tweet
- Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray threatened with legal action over tweet
- Bray, 52, wrongly pointed the finger at a Tory MP amid Westminster porn scandal
- It soon emerged it had been Tiverton MP Neil Parish and not the accused
- Innocent member has now threatened to sue Mr Bray who is loathed by Tory MPs
A Tory MP is threatening to sue anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray, alleging that he wrongly suggested he was the MP caught watching porn in the Commons.
In a now-deleted tweet, Mr Bray appeared to hint at the unnamed MP’s identity.
As the story broke, Mr Bray posted a picture of a well-known Tory and a link to a previous story about him, adding: ‘Has a lot of relevance now, maybe not the story but the person!!! … I’m just going to check my mobile phone for some interesting websites.’
But it became clear 48 hours later it was another politician when Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish admitted he had used his phone to look at porn in the Commons chamber.
A Tory MP is threatening to sue anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray, alleging that he wrongly suggested he was the MP caught watching porn in the Commons
The Mail on Sunday understands that the innocent MP is now threatening to sue Mr Bray, heartily loathed by many Tory MPs for his trademark ‘Stop Brexit’ megaphone protests outside Parliament, which have now morphed into denunciations of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Friends of the MP said last night: ‘He is taking legal advice on what action might be appropriate. If [Steve Bray] wants to stand in Parliament Square and shout and waste his time, that’s up to him. But when he crosses the line, he can’t just do this.
‘He sounds off, making unfounded accusations and he’s got 95,000 Twitter followers, so it’s not insignificant.
‘He needs to learn he can’t get away with that.’
Mr Bray could not be reached for comment yesterday.
The legal threat emerged as the anti-Brexit campaigner posted a video of himself interrupting a dinner at the Welsh Tory conference on Friday before being bundled out of the room.
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