Conservative Party accused of smear campaign against Edward McMillan-Scott

The New Statesman reported this week:

In a furious letter sent to Conservative MPs in Westminster, and leaked to the New Statesman, Edward McMillan-Scott describes the decision to allow Michal Kaminski to become the Tories’ new group leader in the EU as “disastrous” and says that his own expulsion for opposing the move was designed “to divert attention from political misjudgements” …

Perhaps most controversially, McMillan-Scott accuses Tory high command of a “smear campaign” against him. In a footnote to the letter entitled “ten killer points”, he makes a series of extraordinary claims including: …

– “A smear campaign was launched against me, starting with a specious letter which William Hague sent to key Conservatives in my constituency and also issued to the media although he knew that, for legal reasons, I could not reply. Six Conservative Press Officers vilified me to constituency media and the nationals while defending Kaminski.”

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