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UK NewsGeoffrey Boycott 'Doesn't Give A Toss' Over Women's Aid Criticism Of His Knighthood

12:25  10 september  2019
12:25  10 september  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Geoff Boycott knighthood criticised by domestic abuse charities

Geoff Boycott knighthood criticised by domestic abuse charities Ex-England cricketer Geoff Boycott has been awarded a knighthood by Theresa May in a farewell honours list that also rewards many of her former aides. Domestic abuse charities have criticised the move, pointing out his conviction for assaulting his then-partner in 1998. Adina Claire, co-acting chief executive of Women's Aid, said: "Celebrating a man who was convicted for assaulting his partner sends a dangerous message - that domestic abuse is not taken seriously as a crime.

Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has said he “does not give a toss ” about criticism of his knighthood from a leading domestic violence charity. Responding to Adina Claire, the co-acting chief executive of Women ’ s Aid , who described his knighthood as “extremely disappointing” Boycott told

Image: Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood for services to sport. Adina Claire, co-acting chief executive of Women ' s Aid , said: "Celebrating a man who was convicted for assaulting his partner sends a dangerous message - that domestic abuse is not taken seriously as a crime.

Geoffrey Boycott 'Doesn't Give A Toss' Over Women's Aid Criticism Of His Knighthood © PA Wire/PA Images Geoffrey Boycott during day five of the Ashes Test match at Lord's, London

Sir Geoffrey Boycott has said he does not “give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood.

Domestic abuse charities have attacked ex-prime minister Theresa May over the decision to give the former England cricket star a knighthood, after he was convicted in France in 1998 of beating his then girlfriend Margaret Moore in a French Riviera hotel.

The co-acting chief executive of Women’s Aid said his award was “very disappointing”.

Sir Geoffrey, 78, told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme: “I don’t give a toss about her, love.

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Geoffrey Boycott has said he is saddened he is apparently being blocked from a knighthood because of his conviction for beating a former girlfriend The veto led to one MP supporter condemning the official responsible as a “jobsworth numpty”. Mr Boycott , 74, was a given a three-month suspended

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“Twenty-five years ago.

“You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it.

“I couldn’t give a toss.”

Adina Claire, of Women’s Aid, said: “Celebrating a man who was convicted for assaulting his partner sends a dangerous message - that domestic abuse is not taken seriously as a crime.

“With increasing awareness of domestic abuse, and a Domestic Abuse Bill ready to be taken forward by Government, it is extremely disappointing that a knighthood has been recommended for Geoffrey Boycott, who is a convicted perpetrator of domestic abuse.”

May, who introduced a landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament earlier this year, gives Boycott a knighthood for services to sport in her resignation honours list.

A spokeswoman from the Woman’s Trust said: “It’s disappointing to see Geoffrey Boycott included in Theresa May’s honours list, given her vocal support for domestic abuse survivors and the Domestic Abuse Bill.

Labour calls for Sir Geoffrey Boycott to be stripped of his knighthood over domestic violence conviction

Labour calls for Sir Geoffrey Boycott to be stripped of his knighthood over domestic violence conviction Sir Geoffrey received a conviction in a French court in 1998 for assaulting his then girlfriend, Margaret Moore, in a Riviera hotel . He has always denied wrongdoing. Former prime minister Theresa May gave honours to her key aides (Photo: Getty) When questioned by Today programme presenter Martha Kearney about the criticism of his knighthood by the Women's Aid chief executive, Sir Geoffrey said: “I couldn't give a toss about her, love. “Twenty-five years ago. You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. I couldn’t give a toss.

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott allegedly told a group of fans in Birmingham knighthoods were handed out to West Indian cricketers 'like He told Birmingham audience knighthoods given to West Indians 'like confetti'. Responding today, Boycott accepted his comments were 'unacceptable'.

Boycott ' s 'sadness' at being denied knighthood because of attack on girlfriend: Cricket legend attacks French Boycott has always denied punching Ms Moore and says she slipped over . Geoffrey Boycott says he is saddened that a conviction for assaulting a former lover has apparently stopped

“While we welcome the recent Domestic Abuse Bill for its work to widen the definition of domestic abuse, the inclusion of Geoffrey Boycott in the honours list shows just how much our attitude as a society needs to change when it comes to supporting survivors.”

Boycott, who has always denied the assault, was fined £5,000 and given a three-month suspended prison sentence over the attack.

Computer consultant Moore suffered bruising to her forehead and blackened eyes in the assault at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes in October 1996.

Boycott has accused her of putting a “stain on my name” and maintained her injuries were sustained through an accidental slip and fall.

But public prosecutor Jean-Yves Duval rejected Boycott’s claims, saying the injuries were “absolutely incompatible” with an accident and that the cricketer’s lawyer Jean-Luc Cardona did not stand up to examination.

People are furious that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood

People are furious that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn't give a toss, love” about the backlash over Theresa May awarding him a knighthood despite a conviction for domestic violence. The ex-England cricketer’s comments have provoked a furious response amid calls for him to be removed from May’s resignation honours list. Boycott was fined £5,000 and given a three-month suspended sentence in 1998 after being convicted of beating his then-girlfriend Margaret Moore in a French Riviera hotel. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_fd02eb1a-370a-4ad6-a49b-e457fac7f985").

Arise Sir Geoffrey Boycott , Greatest Living Yorkshireman: LEO MCKINSTRY on Theresa May knighting her cricketing hero – 20 years after THAT But Boycott ’ s real passion and fidelity are not for himself — they are for the sport he adores. His knighthood is certainly merited by his achievements

London: Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott on Tuesday made a controversial remark, stating that he would only be granted a knighthood if he had “blacked The cricket commentator Boycott , had earlier also termed the process of awarding knighthood to West Indian cricketers as a “confetti”.

Before she left Number 10 earlier this year, May introduced the Domestic Abuse Bill, which includes economic, controlling and coercive non-physical abuse as part of the legal definition of the crime for the first time.

The legislation will also establish a new domestic abuse commissioner, prohibit the cross-examination of victims by their abusers in family courts, and beef up the powers available to courts to tackle perpetrators.

An estimated 1.3 million women and 695,000 men experienced domestic abuse in the past year, according to Office for National Statistics figures from November 2018.

If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. If you are not in immediate danger, you can contact:

  • The Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership by Women’s Aid and Refuge): 0808 2000 247
  • In Scotland, contact Scotland’s 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234
  • In Northern Ireland, contact the 24 hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 802 1414
  • In Wales, contact the 24 hour Life Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800.
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • Respect helpline (for anyone worried about their own behaviour): 0808 802 0321

Theresa May 'Right' To Give Geoffrey Boycott Knighthood, Says David Cameron.
Ex-cricketer Geoffrey Boycott deserves a knighthood even if he was convicted of beating up his girlfriend, David Cameron has suggested. The ex-PM has backed up his successor Theresa May after she nominated Boycott for the honour and the move attracted a tide of criticism from domestic violence charities. Boycott was convicted in a French court for assaulting his former partner Margaret Moore in 1998. He denies the assault but at the time was fined £5,000 and handed a three-month jail term after Moore was left with two black eyes and bruising to her forehead.

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