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Tory MP who voted to dump raw sewage in rivers goes viral after branding criticism ‘hateful’

24 Oct 2021 3 minutes Read
Left, David TC Davies. UK Parliament CC 3.0). Right, raw sewage. Photo Credit: Kate Boicourt

A Tory MP who voted to allow the dumping of raw sewage in rivers has gone viral after branding criticism as hateful.

David TC Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth, was criticised by Catrin Matby for voting against an amendment to the Environment Bill that would have forced water companies to reduce their discharge of effluent into rivers and seas.

The sustainable energy and community development professional challenged the politician, saying “So @DavidTCDavies, you voted yesterday to allow water companies to continue dumping RAW SEWAGE in our rivers. But you told Monmouth THIS was what was killing the Wye and the Usk, and not the effect of intensive farming or poultry units near water courses.”

In response, Davies, who is also Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Wales Office, accused her of “spreading hatred on twitter”, adding “shame on you”.

As is currently stands, the Bill, intended to revamp environmental regulations post Brexit, currently allows raw sewage to be discharged into waterways. This has been put down as a response to a shortage of chemicals that has been linked to leaving the EU.

The comments by the politician were made following the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, and as the UK Government is trying to push an Online Harms Bill through Parliament.

David TC Davies told Matby: “We voted to reduce sewage going into rivers-but we cant risk it backing up into people’s homes. The facts were set out but activists like u are more interested in spreading hatred on twitter than looking at the arguments. In this of all weeks – shame on you”.

He also shared a screenshot of the interaction on Twitter, saying: “In a week when we should be thinking about the language we use online & the effect it has does the ⁦@UKLabour⁩ condone this kind of language from its activists?”

‘Incredulity’ 

His tweet has sparked incredulity on social media with the MP being accused of trying to shut down legitimate criticism.

Callum Williams said: “Being held accountable is not online abuse. Shows the state we’re in when MPs can’t be held accountable for their actions.”

Historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann said: “I suppose it’s quite useful to have such clear evidence for the concern that some MPs will opportunistically categorise any disagreement or criticism as abusive.”
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Gareth Wyn Jones
Gareth Wyn Jones
1 month ago

Sewage ***

Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago

And if we were to all go and take a dump on his front lawn, let’s see what he thinks then?

David
David
1 month ago

What are phrases.’My word is my bond’, ‘Actions speak louder than words’, ‘Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you’, ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’ etc. mean.

Glen
Glen
1 month ago

What politicians should be doing is forcing water companies who are making massive profits into spending more on improving sewage treatment.
English water companies have paid out £60billion in dividends in the past 20 years

You can’t keep building more and more houses without the infrastructure keeping pace..

John Davies
John Davies
1 month ago

Someone ought to point out to him that legitimate disagreement is one thing and hate speech is another. It is in nobody’s interests to blur the distinction between them.

Robert Williams
Robert Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  John Davies

Absolutely. Davies is doing here what the Johnsonites are doing in their appalling ‘Online safety bill’: using the horror generated by the murder of David Amess to introduce a form of censorship – wielded, if the get their way, by no less than Paul Dacre.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
1 month ago

Topcat is as close to fascist as makes no difference but voting to allow sewage dumping in English rivers while representing a Welsh constituency adds the dimension of hypocrite.
I remember him telling a young female carer to abandon her granny and move to London for work. No wonder his best mate is the drunken self confessed trouser fiddler Nigel Evans.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Antagonist David TC Davies is one of the most nastiest little Englanders going. The voters of Monmouth must have cow dung in their eyes to vote for this political dirge in office. Hopefully they’ll see what a cancer he is to their constituency after all these years. A thing to know about this self-servative. This is a man who in 1997 founded the No campaign against Welsh devolution using money provided by his daddy, a tax exile living in Jersey. Then in 1999 during the first Welsh Assembly election where we saw Davies run as a Welsh Conservative candidate for… Read more »

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Erisian
Erisian
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Thank you for taking the time to deliniate his crimes and hateful personality in such detail.
Just another vivid demonstation that with almost no exceptions the words Welsh and Conservative are fundemantaly incompatible

Wiĺiam Eynon
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

He is just a joke.Monmouth big .mouth.Does everthing posible to make sure Cymru stays poorer than any in uk.Yet can take massive grants for farming that he obivously does not d plus all his senate money and perks A load of them.Wonder how much this greedy aborted gent pays his workers.Not above the rates garanteed to.be.less..Any bets on this saes

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
1 month ago

Facts confuse these Tories don’t they? Precious little snowflakes, the lot of them. How on earth is this man able to, first be selected and, then secondly, elected? Is there really that much glue being sniffed these days?!

Vic Bray
Vic Bray
1 month ago

Not just DTCD but all the rest of the Welsh tories tramped through the lobby in total subservience to their master.
Montgomery’s delightful Craig Williams was just as quick to poison English rivers as he was to stop English children getting school meals in the covid holidays.
They have no desire to represent the desires of their constituents.

Katy Fowler
Katy Fowler
1 month ago
Reply to  Vic Bray

Almost every Tory politician I’ve seen still has a feudal mentality. No place for that in the 21st century! Particularly when the future of our species hangs in the balance. When will we finally throw off the yoke?

Dafydd
Dafydd
1 month ago

This issue perfectly sums up why we need much stronger devolution / independence ..and case made by Mr Davies himself -voting to allow the continued pollution of our natural environment solely because it will cost business to do something about it is a very convervative trait (Im never ceased to be astonished that the name of that party is derived from ‘conserve’) and absolutely anathema to most people in Cymru / Wales where we traditionally put the interests of the community before that of our chums in private business.

Quornby
Quornby
1 month ago

Vote Tory and get your very own scum bag.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

No one spreads hate like a Tory. How much did they spend on the Jeremy Corbyn smear campaign again? How long have they been telling the rest of us that the sick and disabled are criminal scroungers? How long have they been telling single Mum’s they are worthless?

David spence
David spence
1 month ago

He is a Tory ,why is anyone surprised that he is a lying corrupt piece of raw sewage.

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