This week, British Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt was taken into custody on suspicion of rape, as confirmed by the Conservative MP on X after the matter was initially reported by the British media. Blunt expresses confidence that he will not face prosecution.
In a statement issued on X, Blunt reveals that he had approached the police three weeks ago due to concerns about extortion, without providing further details. The MP acknowledges that he has been subjected to two rounds of questioning and believes it was unnecessary, stating,
“I am fully willing to cooperate.”
Previous reports by British media had mentioned the arrest of an unnamed parliamentarian from the ruling Conservative Party on charges of rape and drug possession. Blunt, who represents the Reigate constituency, acknowledges only the initial accusation in his statement.
The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, has been recently marred by scandals involving prominent politicians’ misconduct, which has raised eyebrows. Despite being in power continuously for 13 years, the Conservatives currently trail the opposition Labour Party significantly in the polls.