PPC demonstrates bad judgement over offensive comment on
Edward Davey, Liberal
Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton, today reacted with
astonishment at the crass, personal attack from his Tory
opponent on Mo Mowlam.
In an interview with the Surrey Comet, the ex-Tory MP
David Shaw said, "I think it is no coincidence that
Mo Mowlam had a brain tumour and smoked cannabis in her
Mr Davey said:
"This was an
unnecessary personal attack on a hardworking Member of
Parliament who is fighting an extremely serious
"After all Mo Mowlam has done to work for peace in
Northern Ireland, this crass remark will offend people
throughout the country."
"There is no substantiated medical evidence to
connect cannabis smoking with brain tumours. To suggest
otherwise is irresponsible and seriously offensive."
"Remarks like these do nothing to help tackle the
drugs problem in our society."