Exclusive: McCarthy makes new allegations; Hopkins responds


Labour MP Kerry McCarthy has made allegations to the Guardian newspaper and another outlet about fellow Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins, who was suspended last week after ‘Labour activist’ Ava Etemadzadeh accused him of inappropriate behaviour. These are expected to be published early this evening.

hopkinsA week ago the SKWAWKBOX was the first to publish Hopkins’ formal response to Ms Etemadzadeh’s claims and his evidence shed a new light on the situation. However due process needs to be observed and those claims investigated properly.

The allegations are said to concern letters dating from the early 1990s by Hopkins to McCarthy that were described to this blog as ‘charming and old-fashioned’.

Mr Hopkins is in evident distress that a new set of allegations has been made. The SKWAWKBOX has already obtained a copy of his formal response:

Last week deeply upsetting allegations were published and broadcast about me. They appeared in the…

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