Nigel Farage says the reputation of politics 'is lower than it has ever been in modern times'

Chris Pincher's resignation sparked another scandal in the Tory Party

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GB News Presenter Nigel Farage has condemned the current state of British politics as "lower than it has even been", following the recent scandal involving Chris Pincher.

Mr Pincher plunged the Government into a fresh spate of crisis when he dramatically quit last week over allegations he groped two men at a Conservative private members’ club.

The former Deputy Chief Whip previously resigned from the whip's office in 2017 over claims he made unwanted advances to a young activist, but was later reinstated after being cleared by an internal Conservative Party investigation.

Nigel slammed the current political situation in the UK as a "mess" adding politics is continuously plagued with MPs "going to prison" or "getting in trouble".

Nigel Farage slammed the state of British Politics
Nigel Farage slammed the state of British Politics

Referencing the recent scandal with Mr Pincher, he added: "I think right now the reputation of politics is lower than it simply has ever been in modern times".

Questioning Mr Johnson's reappointment of Mr Pincher into the government, the former UKIP leader said: "Despite everybody in Westminster knowing stories about this guy, for some reason, I guess because he's loyal to Boris Johnson he gets reappointed until the events in the Castle Club last week."

Downing Street confirmed that the Prime Minister was aware of concerns about the conduct of Chris Pincher when he made him deputy chief whip, Downing Street has confirmed.

Over the weekend, details emerged in the press of further claims about alleged sexual advances to men – including two fellow Conservative MPs – over a period of years.

Former Deputy chief whip Chris Pincher resigned, saying in a letter to Boris Johnson that he had "embarrassed myself and others" after having "drank far too much"
Former Deputy chief whip Chris Pincher resigned, saying in a letter to Boris Johnson that he had "embarrassed myself and others" after having "drank far too much"

Mr Pincher denies all allegations.

The Prime Minister's spokesman confirmed he had been made aware of mounting “speculation” about Mr Pincher over a number of years when he made him deputy chief whip last February.

He continued stating: “I can’t get into too much detail but he did take advice on some of the allegations that had been made, but there was no formal complaint at that time and it was deemed not appropriate to stop an appointment simply because of unsubstantiated allegations.

"He was aware that there had been reports and speculation over the years with regards to this individual, but there were no specific allegation. There was no formal complaint at that time.”

The spokesman refrained from commenting on a claim by Mr Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings that the Prime Minister had referred to the MP as “Pincher by name, pincher by nature”.

“I’m simply not going to comment on content of what was or wasn’t said in private conversations,” the spokesman said.