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UK NewsPeople are furious that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood

00:30  11 september  2019
00:30  11 september  2019 Source:   indy100.com

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

Geoffrey Boycott has said he "couldn't give a toss" about criticism over Theresa May awarding him a knighthood in her resignation honours list. Boycott has always denied the assault. Mrs May's former closest advisers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, have also been recognised on her 57-strong list

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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.

When asked about the criticism over his knighthood by a leading figure in Women’s Aid, Boycott told the Today Programme on Radio 4:

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

Geoffrey Boycott 'Doesn't Give A Toss' Over Women's Aid Criticism Of His Knighthood 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. “Twenty-five years ago. “You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. “I couldn’t give a toss.

Geoffrey Boycott has always represented Theresa May’s idealised version of herself, and in that sense it is no surprise that the former prime minister has given him a knighthood in her resignation honours. She can see the hero where others can’t, and if only people could look past the social

Theresa May awarded Boycott a knighthood for services to sport in her resignation honours listCredit: Sky. “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

I don't give a toss about her, love.

So you can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. I couldn't give a toss.

Boycott’s knighthood was roundly condemned on Twitter

Some pointed out that one of the reasons Boycott supports Brexit is because he blames membership of the EU for being convicted of assault in France

When asked about his conviction on the Today programme, Boycott said:

It was 25 years ago love, in a French court, she tried to blackmail me for £1m. I said no.

It's a court case in France where... you're guilty. It's one reason I don't vote to remain in Europe is you're guilty until you're proved innocent.

That's totally the opposite from England. It's very difficult to prove you're innocent.

What is the truth about Geoffrey Boycott, his lover and her black eyes?

What is the truth about Geoffrey Boycott, his lover and her black eyes? RICHARD KAY: Over the years, Boycott has been accused of many things and has rarely demurred. But, for more than two decades, he has denied vociferously that he was a woman-beater. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Sir Geoffrey Boycott (pictured, last year at Headingley) was given a three-month suspended prison sentence, fined £5,000 and ordered to pay one franc in compensation after being accused of raining 20 punches on his then-girlfriend, divorcee Margaret Moore © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Two cases in France settled the matter in Mrs Moore’s favour (she is pictured in 1998) and, as the

The former England cricketer has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he 'does not give a toss' about a domestic violence charity's criticism of his knighthood . The honour, awarded by the former PM Theresa May, has sparked controversy because of Boycott ’s 1998 conviction in France for assaulting

Yorkshire cricket legend Sir Geoffrey Boycott said he couldn't give a toss about criticism of his knighthood . Domestic abuse campaigners have attacked ex-prime minister Theresa May's decision to honour the former England cricketer, who was convicted in France in 1998 of beating his then

Others said May's decision to include the ex-cricketer on her resignation honour's list did not sit well with her feminist credentials

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.

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.

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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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