•   
  •   

US NewsLabour candidate: I was raped in 'politically motivated attack'

08:25  17 september  2019
08:25  17 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Arlene Foster rules herself out as candidate in snap general election

Arlene Foster rules herself out as candidate in snap general election The DUP leader says her focus will be on working to see devolution restored and a Brexit deal.

A Labour parliamentary candidate has said her drink was spiked and she was raped in a " politically motivated attack ". Speaking out about the attack on Ms Owen said that " candidates and MPs up and down the country from all parties, including myself, are being subjected to horrific abuse daily and

Labour MP candidate Emily Owen has claimed she was 'spiked and raped ' in a ' politically motivated attack 'Credit: Facebook. However, she said she wanted to use her platform to raise awareness of the "thousands of people who are being attacked every day by the far right for simply being themselves".

Labour candidate: I was raped in 'politically motivated attack' © Other Emily Owen with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Pic: Emily Owen/Facebook A Labour parliamentary candidate has said her drink was spiked and she was raped in a "politically motivated attack".

Speaking out about the attack on her Facebook page, Emily Owen said she did not report the incident when it happened last year.

But Ms Owen, the party's candidate for Aberconwy in North Wales, said she had decided to share her story after Labour activist and journalist Owen Jones was attacked outside a London pub in August.

Mr Jones said the attack was a premeditated move by "far right" activists.

Ms Owen, 25, said that "candidates and MPs up and down the country from all parties, including myself, are being subjected to horrific abuse daily and it's absolutely not acceptable".

Boris Johnson tells John Bercow, 'You're out!': Tories will oust 'biased' Commons Speaker after he ripped up the rulebook and helped block Brexit

Boris Johnson tells John Bercow, 'You're out!': Tories will oust 'biased' Commons Speaker after he ripped up the rulebook and helped block Brexit John Bercow's role in blocking Brexit will see the Tories defy convention and pitch a candidate up against him in his seat of Buckingham. They hope the move will allow him to lose his role of Speaker.

A Labour parliamentary candidate has claimed she was drugged and raped in a “ politically motivated attack ”, in a statement published on her Facebook page. Emily Owen said she did not report the crime to police without elaborating why. But the 25-year-old, who is the party’s candidate for

Labour MP candidate Emily Owen has claimed she was 'spiked and raped ' in a ' politically motivated attack 'Credit: Facebook. However, she said she wanted to use her platform to raise awareness of the "thousands of people who are being attacked every day by the far right for simply

Ms Owen said she did not report the rape to police for "numerous reasons" and that she has "turned my anger into forgiveness of my rapist but I have something else to say".

"There are some sets of people I can't forgive.

Labour candidate: I was raped in 'politically motivated attack' © Ooyala - Sky News UK Labour activist and journalist Owen Jones was attacked outside a London pub in August "As Owen Jones used his platform when he was attacked I will use my (somewhat smaller) platform to stand up and be counted, speaking up for those who feel their voices can't be heard.

"There are thousands of people who are being attacked every day by the far right for simply being themselves.

"I will not sit by and allow that to happen."

Taking aim at Boris Johnson, she said: "For the first time in our history, we have a prime minister whom the far right regard as their leader.

'The workers are coming for you!' Labour declares class war as Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson wants Brexit for his 'wealthy friends' while union baron Len McCluskey vows to fight the PM 'in our factories'

'The workers are coming for you!' Labour declares class war as Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson wants Brexit for his 'wealthy friends' while union baron Len McCluskey vows to fight the PM 'in our factories' The Labour leader played down claims he was 'yellow' for blocking Boris Johnson's call for a snap election - saying he would not back a poll on 'Johnson's terms'. Watch: Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is ready for a general election [PA] Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_77931e94-1464-41fc-8b66-ff5e86efe10c").all(); }); Meanwhile, the party's union paymaster Len McCluskey ramped up the rhetoric even further by raging that the 'workers are coming for you' in an extraordinary rant at the TUC conference in Brighton.

Emily Owen, Labour 's Parliamentary candidate for Aberconwy in North Wales, called for an end to violence and hatred as she accused Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage of inciting the "far right". How the hell do you get from " I was drugged and raped " to "It was politically motivated "?!

Aberconwy candidate Emily Owen says she was drugged and raped in a politically motivated attack . Hmm sounds like feminist rape , " I went to a party got fucking smashed woke up next to a not hot guy so it must have been rape ".

"People are being attacked in the street, threats on social media are increasing, hate speech is now common and there is a real feeling of unease throughout the country. Make no mistake, this movement is real and it's happening now.

Labour candidate: I was raped in 'politically motivated attack' © PA Diane Abbott said Emily Owen was 'incredibly brave' for speaking out "Our leaders can no longer dismiss it as irrelevant and if they do we must rise together to put a halt to it."

Ms Owen called on the PM to "show some real leadership", adding: "Stop fuelling hatred, stop making ridiculous remarks about Muslims to pick up headlines when you know they will cause serious damage, call your supporters out on the horrific online and physical attacks being done in your name up and down the country."

Ms Owen, who stood for Labour in the same seat at the 2017 election, was praised for speaking out and sharing her story.

Mr Jones wrote on Twitter: "Horrific, but horrendously courageous by Emily Owen - who wants to speak up for people who don't have their voices heard."

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who herself has been a target of online abuse, wrote on Ms Owen's Facebook post: "I am so sorry to hear this has happened to you.

"It is incredibly brave to speak out the way you have, and I know it will be a source of support and inspiration to others. Solidarity."

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn's successor looks set to be a woman with five names in the frame .
Labour delegates believe contest for next Labour leader could be sooner than laterThings have changed this year in Brighton. When delegates are not wrangling over their Brexit stance, they are agonising over who will take over when he steps down. Many believe that day could soon be upon them if Labour loses the general election likely to take place within months.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!