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Disgraced UK MP resorts to lies, warns of civil war in BD
Staff Correspondent
Published :Sunday, 29 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 143
A disgraced British lawmaker, Simon Danczuk, who openly exposed his alliance with BNP on Wednesday, again resorted to lies and falsehood to smear the present government presaging that a civil war might break out in Bangladesh.
According to an interview carried out by Express, a British daily, the lawmaker said, "A large number of asylum seekers could come to Britain as Bangladesh continues to slide into "chaos."
"If a civil war does break out there, then there will be a lot of asylum seekers looking to come to this country," he said.
However, the lawmaker has drawn flak earlier for breaking all gambits of diplomatic norms, making willful statements and spearheading a campaign against the incumbent Bangladesh government.
Revelation of Simon Danczuk's, connection with BNP, made headlines when Simon not only attended the March 19 national council of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), but also gave a public address where he, among others, stated that he met BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and called for sanctions to be imposed on Bangladesh (The Guardian).
Simon is a Member of UK Parliament (the House of Commons) from the Rochdale constituency. He used to be a part of the Labour Party before he was suspended in December 2015 for "inappropriate behaviour" (BBC). This behaviour in question refers to the sex messages sent by the lawmaker to a 17-year old job-seeker Sophena Houlihan.
Simon is facing a police investigation after a rape allegation was made against him (The Guardian) and suggestions that he has a alcohol drinking problem has also surfaced (The Spectator).
The lawmaker is also notorious for his financial irregularities. He paid £11,000 to the UK's Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority after it was found in investigations that he obtained an increase to his accommodation expenditure budget by claiming dependant uplifts for his two oldest children for a period of over three years, when, at no point were either of the children routinely resident (The Guardian).
Courting Bangladeshi votes before the last parliamentary elections in Rochdale, which has a large percentage of the Bangladeshi voters, he commented, "...we need to retain people in parliament who will speak up for the people of Bangladesh... That's why this is an important general election"
But on a previous occasion around three months before, he stated, "Why do we spend money in Bangladesh when it needs spending in Great Britain?"

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