Theresa May aide who ‘outed’ gay Brexit whistleblower is now a member of House of Lords

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The politician who publicly outed a Pakistani man which brought him under threat in his native country now joins the House of Lords. Stephen Parkinson was appointed there in the former prime minister’s resignation honors list. Theresa May stood by Parkinson as he faced mounting pressure to resign, saying that he coped with his professional tasks very well and she saw no reason to make him leave. She has now appointed him to the House of Lords in a resignation honors list which critics say reeks of “rotten” cronyism. The peerage grants Parkinson lifetime membership to the House of Lords, an allowance of up to £305 for every day he chooses to attend and the right to call himself ‘Baron Stephen Parkinson’. Among the 56 others to have been honored are May’s former chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who led her disastrous 2017 election campaign and would later be nicknamed “the terrible twins” for being allegedly involved in the bullying scandal

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