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YOU ARE A MUMU MAN: Legislator Quits After Being Caught Watching Porn in Hallowed Chambers

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DISGRACED MP Neil Parish has quit after admitting watching porn TWICE in the House of Commons – calling it a “moment of madness”.

The Tory MP announced his resignation today but said the first time he watched the X-rated material was an accident, claiming he had been looking at tractors.

Parish admitted watching porn on two occasions in the House of Commons

Parish admitted watching porn on two occasions in the House of Commons
His wife Susan, pictured, has stood by him after he admitted watching the X-rated video

His wife Susan, pictured, has stood by him after he admitted watching the X-rated video

He said “I was not proud of what I was doing”, after initially refusing to quit his job, despite calls for him to leave his post.

Parish said the first time was accidental and that he had been looking at tractors.

But he then admitted that the second incident was deliberate, and that he would be stepping down from his role as MP for Tiverton and Honiton.

Speaking to BBC South West he said: “The situation was that – funnily enough it was tractors I was looking at.

“I did get into another website that had a very similar name and I watched it for a bit which I shouldn't have done.

“But my crime – biggest crime – is that on another occasion I went in a second time.

“That was deliberate… that was sitting waiting to vote on the side of the chamber.”

Initially the bullish Tory MP said that he would wait for an investigation into his conduct by Westminster but has now resigned.

The 65-year-old grandad yesterday turned himself over to Parliament's sleaze-buster after two days of fevered whodunnit in Westminster.

Conservative bosses have stripped him of the party whip pending a probe into the bombshell claims from two female colleagues.

He also denied watching the pornography in a way where he hoped other people would see it.

Parish added: “What I did was absolutely wrong.I was wrong, I was stupid, I lost sense of mind.

“I make a full apology. A total full apology. It was not my intention to intimidate.”

It comes as female Cabinet minister and Attorney General Suella Braverman accused some male MPs of behaving like “animals” as she called for an urgent discussion about moral standards at Westminster.

A tearful Parish called himself a “f***ing idiot” before apologising to his wife Susan.

Approached by The Sun outside his Somerset farmhouse yesterday Parish said: “I need to speak to my wife, which is most important at the moment.

“It was a complete mistake and I will man up to it as they say. My main concern at the moment is my very supportive wife. Stupidity rages.”

Conservative MP Neil Parish has quit after initially refusing to step down

Conservative MP Neil Parish has quit after initially refusing to step downCredit: SWNS
Parish today admitted that he had looked at the material twice in the chamber

Parish today admitted that he had looked at the material twice in the chamber

Mr Parish suggested the porn had been sent to him and he had opened it “in error” but refused to expand further.

His wife Susan said it would be “stupid” to let “porngate” come between them – adding “you've got to carry on.”

Mrs Parish told The Times: “It was all very embarrassing. My breath was taken away, frankly.

The MP's wife slammed porn as “degrading' and “demeaning”, adding “it's just so stupid” and she has “no idea what happens in these circumstances”.

I'm sorry you married a f***ing idiot.

Niel Parish

But she said: “I think it would be a bit stupid (to let it come between us). As I say, I’m fairly tough. You’ve got to carry on, haven’t you?

“If you were mad with every man who looked at pornography, I think there would be very few men in the world who have not had their wives going on at them.”

A separate probe by Westminster's Independent Complaints Grievance System has been launched, meaning at least one of the female witnesses has lodged a complaint.

In a statement, Mr Parish said he will be “cooperating fully with any investigation” and will “continue to perform my duties as MP”.

Longest-serving MP Harriet Harman blasted: “He should resign immediately if that's what he's done. “Why make these women MPs go through the process of having to report to the standards committee?

“Why make the standards committee do an investigation when by his actions, he's not only shamed himself and his party but cast a stain on the whole of the House of Commons?

Ex-Tory Cabinet Minister Karen Bradley urged Mr Parish to steer clear of Parliament while he remains under the microscope.

Labour's shadow Commons leader Thangham Debbonaire accused Tory chiefs of trying to “cover up” their MP's “disgusting behaviour”.

The porn saga blew up on Tuesday night when two female Tories claimed they had seen a male colleague watching porn in the Commons at a meeting of women MPs.

After The Sun exposed the shocking claims the next morning the floodgates opened to MPs sharing their own horror stories of Westminster's pervy culture.

Top female Cabinet Minister Anne Marie-Trevelyan yesterday described being “pinned up against a wall” by a lecherous male colleague.

The Trade Sec said as a “plain-speaking woman” she has been at the “sharp end of misogyny”.

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