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List of Kangaroos

Today was a momentous day, in that the Committee of Privileges released their findings into Boris Johnson’s conduct during and after the Covid lockdown scandals, otherwise known as Partygate.  This resulted in a recommended 90-day suspension from Parliament, which is utterly unprecedented.  Had he not stepped down on receiving an advanced copy of this report, he would without doubt have been subject to a recall petition, and without a doubt in my mind he would have been fired by the electorate.

Nevertheless, there are a number of supporters of his still spouting utter nonsense about this process and defending his actions.  The most common claim from such people is that this is a “kangaroo court”, so I have decided that such people should be referred to as kangaroos in future.

A kangaroo in the wild.

In the sections below, I want to name and shame the people who have continued defending him after this report was published.  Before then, there was an excuse, but now that the findings are public, there isn’t.  So I present to you my list of kangaroos.

Members of Parliament

The following members of parliament have come out in support of Johnson’s lies, and are therefore designated as kangaroos in my mind.  This list also includes anyone who has publicly stated that they intent to abstain from the vote supporting the report and its findings:

Another kangaroo in the wild.

  1. Brendan Clarke-Smith, Conservative MP for Bassetlaw.
  2. Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative MP for Morley & Outwood.
  3. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North Somerset.
  4. Simon Clarke, Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland.
  5. James Duddridge, Conservative MP for Rochford & Southend East.
  6. Mark Jenkinson, Conservative MP for Workington.
  7. Stewart Jackson, Conservative peer and former MP.
  8. Marco Longhi, Conservative MP for Dudley North.
  9. Paul Bristow, Conservative MP for Peterborough.
  10. Jake Berry, Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen.
  11. Liz Truss, Conservative MP for South West Norfolk.
  12. Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP for Lichfield.
  13. Nadine Dorries, Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire.
  14. Michael Gove, Conservative MP for Surrey Heath.
  15. Peter Cruddas, Conservative peer.
  16. Bill Cash, Conservative MP for Stone.
  17. Mark Jenkinson, Conservative MP for Workington.
  18. Rishi Sunak, PM and Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks).
  19. Lia Nici, Conservative MP for Great Grimsby.
  20. Nicholas Fletcher, Conservative MP for Don Valley.
  21. Joy Morrissey, Conservative MP for Beaconsfield.
  22. Karl McCartney, Conservative MP for Lincoln.
  23. Adam Holloway, Conservative MP for Gravesham.
  24. Heather Wheeler, Conservative MP for South Derbyshire.

Those special seven (well, six after the Labour voter who was forced to vote against this proposal by calling for a vote in the first place) who actually voted against this report’s findings:

  1. Bill Cash
  2. Nick Fletcher
  3. Adam Holloway
  4. Karl McCartney
  5. Joy Morrissey
  6. Heather Wheeler

Those who couldn’t even bother turning up to the debate:

  1. Adam Afriyie, Conservative MP for Windsor.
  2. Lucy Allan, Conservative MP for Telford.
  3. Lee Anderson, Conservative MP for Ashfield
  4. Stuart Anderson, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West
  5. Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey
  6. Caroline Ansell, Conservative MP for Eastbourne
  7. Sarah Atherton, Conservative MP for Wrexham
  8. Victoria Atkins, Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle
  9. Gareth Bacon, Conservative MP for Orpington
  10. Richard Bacon, Conservative MP for South Norfolk
  11. Kemi Badenoch, Conservative MP for Saffron Walden
  12. Shaun Bailey, Conservative MP for West Bromwich West
  13. Siobhan Baillie, Conservative MP for Stroud
  14. Steve Barclay, Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire
  15. Simon Baynes, Conservative MP for Clwyd South
  16. Paul Beresford, Conservative MP for Mole Valley
  17. Jake Berry, Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen
  18. Saqib Bhatti, Conservative MP for Meriden
  19. Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East
  20. Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough
  21. Ben Bradley, Conservative MP for Mansfield
  22. Suella Braverman, Conservative MP for Fareham
  23. Jack Brereton, Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent South
  24. Paul Bristow, Conservative MP for Peterborough
  25. Sara Britcliffe, Conservative MP for Hyndburn
  26. Alex Burghart, Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar
  27. Conor Burns, Conservative MP for Bournemouth West
  28. Rob Butler, Conservative MP for Aylesbury
  29. Alun Cairns, Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan East
  30. James Cartlidge, Conservative MP for South Suffolk
  31. Miriam Cates, Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge
  32. Maria Caulfield, Conservative MP for Lewes
  33. Rehman Chishti, Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham
  34. Christopher Chope, Conservative MP for Christchurch Cleveland
  35. Chris Clarkson, Conservative MP for Heywood and Middleton
  36. James Cleverly, Conservative MP for Braintree
  37. Dr Thérèse Coffey, Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal
  38. Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe
  39. Alberto Costa, Conservative MP for South Leicestershire
  40. Robert Courts, Conservative MP for Witney
  41. Claire Coutinho, Conservative MP for East Surrey
  42. Virginia Crosbie, Conservative MP for Ynys Môn
  43. Tracey Crouch, Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford
  44. James Daly, Conservative MP for Bury North
  45. Dr James Davies, Conservative MP for Vale of Clwyd
  46. Gareth Davies, Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford
  47. Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley
  48. Dehenna Davison, Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland Newquay
  49. Caroline Dinenage, Conservative MP for Gosport
  50. Sarah Dines, Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales
  51. Leo Docherty, Conservative MP for Aldershot East
  52. Michelle Donelan, Conservative MP for Chippenham Green
  53. Nadine Dorries, Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire
  54. Steve Double, Conservative MP for St Austell and
  55. Oliver Dowden, Conservative MP for Hertsmere
  56. Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset
  57. James Duddridge, Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend
  58. Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford
  59. Mark Eastwood, Conservative MP for Dewsbury
  60. Michael Ellis, Conservative MP for Northampton North
  61. Natalie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover
  62. George Eustice, Conservative MP for Camborne and Redruth
  63. David Evennett, Conservative MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford
  64. Ben Everitt, Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North
  65. Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP for Lichfield
  66. Anna Firth, Conservative MP for Southend West Green
  67. Katherine Fletcher, Conservative MP for South Ribble Sidcup
  68. Kevin Foster, Conservative MP for Torbay
  69. Dr Liam Fox, Conservative MP for North Somerset
  70. Mark Francois, Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford
  71. Lucy Frazer, Conservative MP for South East Cambridgeshire
  72. Mike Freer, Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders
  73. Louie French, Conservative MP for Old Bexley and
  74. Marcus Fysh, Conservative MP for Yeovil Weald
  75. Mark Garnier, Conservative MP for Wyre Forest
  76. Nusrat Ghani, Conservative MP for Wealden
  77. John Glen, Conservative MP for Salisbury
  78. Robert Goodwill, Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby Downs
  79. Michael Gove, Conservative MP for Surrey Heath
  80. Helen Grant, Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald
  81. James Gray, Conservative MP for North Wiltshire
  82. Chris Grayling, Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell
  83. Chris Green, Conservative MP for Bolton West
  84. Andrew Griffith, Conservative MP for Arundel and South
  85. James Grundy, Conservative MP for Leigh
  86. Jonathan Gullis, Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North
  87. Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow
  88. Greg Hands, Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham
  89. Mark Harper, Conservative MP for Forest of Dean
  90. Rebecca Harris, Conservative MP for Castle Point
  91. Trudy Harrison, Conservative MP for Copeland
  92. Sally-Ann Hart, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye Deepings
  93. John Hayes, Conservative MP for South Holland and
  94. Oliver Heald, Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire
  95. James Heappey, Conservative MP for Wells
  96. Chris Heaton-Harris, Conservative MP for Daventry
  97. Gordon Henderson, Conservative MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey
  98. Darren Henry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe
  99. Antony Higginbotham, Conservative MP for Burnley
  100. Simon Hoare, Conservative MP for North Dorset
  101. Richard Holden, Conservative MP for North West Durham Border
  102. Kevin Hollinrake, Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton
  103. Philip Hollobone, Conservative MP for Kettering
  104. John Howell, Conservative MP for Henley
  105. Paul Howell, Conservative MP for Sedgefield
  106. Nigel Huddleston, Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire
  107. Dr Neil Hudson, Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border
  108. Eddie Hughes, Conservative MP for Walsall North
  109. Jane Hunt, Conservative MP for Loughborough
  110. Jeremy Hunt, Conservative MP for South West Surrey
  111. Tom Hunt, Conservative MP for Ipswich
  112. Alister Jack, Conservative MP for Dumfries and Galloway Hykeham
  113. Sajid Javid, Conservative MP for Bromsgrove
  114. Ranil Jayawardena, Conservative MP for North East Hampshire
  115. Mark Jenkinson, Conservative MP for Workington
  116. Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood
  117. Robert Jenrick, Conservative MP for Newark
  118. Dr Caroline Johnson, Conservative MP for Sleaford and North
  119. Gareth Johnson, Conservative MP for Dartford
  120. David Johnston, Conservative MP for Wantage
  121. David Jones, Conservative MP for Clwyd West
  122. Marcus Jones, Conservative MP for Nuneaton
  123. Greg Knight, Conservative MP for East Yorkshire
  124. Danny Kruger, Conservative MP for Devizes Somerset
  125. Kwasi Kwarteng, Conservative MP for Spelthorne
  126. Pauline Latham, Conservative MP for Mid Derbyshire
  127. Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough
  128. Ian Levy, Conservative MP for Blyth Valley
  129. Brandon Lewis, Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth Stoke
  130. Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset
  131. Chris Loder, Conservative MP for West Dorset
  132. Mark Logan, Conservative MP for Bolton North East
  133. Marco Longhi, Conservative MP for Dudley North
  134. Julia Lopez, Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster
  135. Jack Lopresti, Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley
  136. Jonathan Lord, Conservative MP for Woking
  137. Craig Mackinlay, Conservative MP for South Thanet Cleveleys
  138. Cherilyn Mackrory, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth
  139. Rachel Maclean, Conservative MP for Redditch
  140. Alan Mak, Conservative MP for Havant
  141. Kit Malthouse, Conservative MP for North West Hampshire
  142. Scott Mann, Conservative MP for North Cornwall
  143. Paul Maynard, Conservative MP for Blackpool North and
  144. Jason McCartney, Conservative MP for Colne Valley East
  145. Stephen McPartland, Conservative MP for Stevenage
  146. Esther McVey, Conservative MP for Tatton
  147. Mark Menzies, Conservative MP for Fylde
  148. Johnny Mercer, Conservative MP for Plymouth, Moor View
  149. Huw Merriman, Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle Thurrock
  150. Stephen Metcalfe, Conservative MP for South Basildon and
  151. Robin Millar, Conservative MP for Aberconwy Regis
  152. Amanda Milling, Conservative MP for Cannock Chase
  153. Gagan Mohindra, Conservative MP for South West Hertfordshire
  154. Damien Moore, Conservative MP for Southport
  155. Anne Marie Morris, Conservative MP for Newton Abbot
  156. David Morris, Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale
  157. James Morris, Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley
  158. Jill Mortimer, Conservative MP for Hartlepool
  159. Wendy Morton, Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills
  160. Dr Kieran Mullan, Conservative MP for Crewe and Nantwich
  161. Sheryll Murray, Conservative MP for South East Cornwall
  162. Lia Nici, Conservative MP for Great Grimsby
  163. Neil O’Brien, Conservative MP for Harborough
  164. Dr Matthew Offord, Conservative MP for Hendon
  165. Priti Patel, Conservative MP for Witham
  166. Mark Pawsey, Conservative MP for Rugby
  167. Mike Penning, Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead
  168. Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole
  169. Mark Pritchard, Conservative MP for The Wrekin
  170. Tom Pursglove, Conservative MP for Corby
  171. Jeremy Quin, Conservative MP for Horsham
  172. Will Quince, Conservative MP for Colchester
  173. Dominic Raab, Conservative MP for Esher and Walton
  174. Tom Randall, Conservative MP for Gedling
  175. John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham
  176. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset
  177. Mary Robinson, Conservative MP for Cheadle
  178. Andrew Rosindell, Conservative MP for Romford
  179. Dean Russell, Conservative MP for Watford
  180. Grant Shapps, Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield
  181. Alok Sharma, Conservative MP for Reading West
  182. David Simmonds, Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and
  183. Greg Smith, Conservative MP for Buckingham
  184. Henry Smith, Conservative MP for Crawley
  185. Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Southampton, Itchen
  186. Amanda Solloway, Conservative MP for Derby North
  187. Mark Spencer, Conservative MP for Sherwood
  188. Alexander Stafford, Conservative MP for Rother Valley
  189. Andrew Stephenson, Conservative MP for Pendle
  190. Jane Stevenson, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton North East
  191. Bob Stewart, Conservative MP for Beckenham
  192. Iain Stewart, Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South
  193. Mel Stride, Conservative MP for Central Devon
  194. Graham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness
  195. Rishi Sunak, Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks) North
  196. Desmond Swayne, Conservative MP for New Forest West
  197. Derek Thomas, Conservative MP for St Ives
  198. Edward Timpson, Conservative MP for Eddisbury
  199. Kelly Tolhurst, Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood
  200. Justin Tomlinson, Conservative MP for North Swindon Poole
  201. Michael Tomlinson, Conservative MP for Mid Dorset and
  202. Craig Tracey, Conservative MP for North Warwickshire
  203. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed North
  204. Laura Trott, Conservative MP for Sevenoaks
  205. Elizabeth Truss, Conservative MP for South West Norfolk
  206. Shailesh Vara, Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire
  207. Matt Vickers, Conservative MP for Stockton South
  208. Theresa Villiers, Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet Kent
  209. Ben Wallace, Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston
  210. Dr Jamie Wallis, Conservative MP for Bridgend
  211. Matt Warman, Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness
  212. Giles Watling, Conservative MP for Clacton
  213. Suzanne Webb, Conservative MP for Stourbridge
  214. Helen Whately, Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid
  215. Craig Whittaker, Conservative MP for Calder Valley
  216. John Whittingdale, Conservative MP for Maldon
  217. Bill Wiggin, Conservative MP for North Herefordshire
  218. James Wild, Conservative MP for North West Norfolk
  219. Gavin Williamson, Conservative MP for South Staffordshire
  220. Mike Wood, Conservative MP for Dudley South
  221. Jeremy Wright, Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam
  222. Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar
  223. Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon
 

Journalists

Sadly some so-called journalists have taken it upon themselves to insert their opinions into their reporting, turning their articles into biased opinion pieces and making them kangaroos.

  1. Allison Pearson, columnist for the Telegraph.
  2. Andrew Pierce, columnist for the Daily Mail.
  3. Lee Harris, political commentator.
  4. Dan Wooton, GBNews and Daily Mail columnist.
  5. Kevin O’Sullivan, TalkTV presenter.
  6. Amanda Platell, Daily Mail columnist.
  7. Carole Malone, Daily Express columnist.

"Experts"

There are of course some people who work in the wider world but still maintain themselves as experts of one sort or another.  Anecdotally, most of the people below are pro-Brexit, and they are desperately trying to claim that their hero, Boris Johnson, has been treated unfairly.  Such people are kangaroos.

  1. Andrew Lilico, economic researcher.
  2. David Bannerman, former MEP.
  3. Steven Barrett, barrister.
Hazeena A - Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner Resident
Ian, thank you once again for your support. It means a lot.

Thank you so much for [creating this petition] and so amazingly quickly!!!

You did a brilliant job on both the blog and petition. Some of the NHS staff were even impressed with the speed at which you addressed this, and I have had varying positive comments from friends who have read your post.
Sheena Y, former co-worker
Having worked with Ian I can say that I found him incredibly transparent and honest which I think would be rare and much needed in today political arena. He is also very clever, direct and a great communicator.
Andy H, brother
Ian is a very smart individual, but more importantly is honest and truly cares about people.

He is an unselfish individual and would absolutely have the public's best interests at heart.
Luca M, fellow speakers' club member
I met Ian a few months ago for the first time and straight away I felt comfortable with him and I thought: "OK I would trust that guy".
Francisco V, fellow jū jūtsu instructor and friend
Throughout the 12 years I have known Ian, he has always demonstrated to be very bright, kind and upright. I've seen all of these attributes in his personal life, for instance, in our sport association he volunteered as treasurer where he improved the overall system and costs as well as championing charitable giving & generous donations. He'll definitely make a difference in a bigger role in politics.
Paul S (Guido Fawkes) - Right Wing Political Hack
I hate Ian.



For the avoidance of doubt, this is a joke based on the stupid articles he wrote about me.
Irene H, mother
You have the moral integrity and high standards in all aspects of the requirements of your potential constituents. You will stand up to injustice and defend those deemed to have had injustice against them. You are committed to environmental change and to look after the less well off in society.
Graham C, fellow jū jūtsu instructor and friend
First and foremost, your personal ethos of kindness and care for others is your top qualification. That you are also highly driven with a need to be productive, and understand very complex matters such as financial systems, makes you stand out.
Anonymous
You are one of the most principled people that I know. You are committed to making changes that support the most vulnerable in our society and you don’t give up when you know you’re fighting for what’s right.
Helen C, Aunt
Integrity.

Unlike the rest of us who are disillusioned with the lack of honesty, morals, and the unfair and outdated ‘public schoolboy network’ displayed by this government, you have decided to stand up and make a difference.
Miles H, former co-worker
Having known Ian for a number of years during which we worked closely as Financial Advisers, I am confident that he would make an excellent MP. Ian is an intelligent man who has the ability to absorb, understand and manage complex information quickly; I have, on many occasions, witnessed him do this whilst retaining the ability to explain it, in a manner which is easy to understand.

I have seen Ian display the courage of his convictions on a professional level, where he has put the clients needs before that of the company and have no doubt he would carry this attitude into public life.

Ian and I have disagreed on politics in the past, but he has always listened carefully to any position and taken time to offer a thoughtful response. If he became an MP I am sure his constituents would benefit from an effective and hard working representative.
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