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Crawley MP Henry Smith says tweet about ‘lazy left’ wanting to work from home was ‘tongue in cheek’

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Crawley’s MP Henry Smith has caused a stir on social media this afternoon after tweeting that MP’s who want to stay at home and work are ‘lazy’ and ‘work-shy’.

The tweet caused a huge amount of debate with hundreds and retweets and thousands of comments both supporting and vehemently disagreeing.

Some reports have even said that some shadow ministers have critised Mr Smiths remarks as ‘appalling’ and even ‘insulting’.

Speaking exclusively to CN24, Mr Smith said of his tweet:

“The virtual parliament arrangement has been necessary during the pandemic lockdown but in reality they have severely curtailed my ability to hold the government to account on behalf of Crawley and I support the earliest safe opportunity of parliament returning to its normal function.

My tweet was somewhat tongue in cheek although there is an element of truth that some MPs are quite happy to be away from Westminster and ultimately I don’t think thats good for our democracy.

I think the reaction says more about twitter than anything else.”

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Breaking the ‘sex ban’ can cost a Crawley resident up to £3200

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It has been called the most farcical of rules but as the Government updated their coronavirus rules then so it has begun to sink in with media outlets across the UK that this is essentially a sex ban.

The amendments made to the rules say that no person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a private or public place indoors and consists of two or more persons!

According to the government this is to make sure people are not staying away from home at night. But the reality is very different.

If you have a ‘special friend’ or partner you do not live with and wish to have some ‘fun’ together then you are going to have to wait a little longer.

The fines start at £100 (£50 if paid within 14 days) but for repeat offenders it goes up as high as £3200.

Already #sexban has been trending on twitter.

But what is not clear is how the police, who are already over stretched, would even be able to control this?

One Bewbush resident commented on the news:

“So if I decide for some hanky panky with my girlfriend when she comes over am I going to be interrupted mid sesh with some plod stood over me writing a fine?”

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