This MP showed off his painted nails in Parliament for a good cause (and to annoy the Daily Mail)
A male MP spoke in Parliament with painted nails today – after the Daily Mail made fun of male police officers in his constituency for painting their nails.
Darren Jones, the MP for Bristol North West, showed off his red nails this afternoon while speaking in the House of Commons.
The Member of Parliament was upset after the Sun and Daily Mail newspapers ran stories mocking officers in his local police force for painting their own nails.
The Bristol police officers had painted their nails as part of a campaign on modern slavery, after arrests were made at a local nail salon in connection with slavery offences.
Mr Jones decided the best way to show his support was to do the same.
The MP explained: “It is for all of us to make it clear that slavery continues to exist at every level of our society, including in my own constituency of Bristol North West.
“As recently as July this year, Avon and Somerset Police raided a nail bar in my constituency, arresting four people on suspicion of human trafficking and slavery offences. Further raids have happened in recent months.
“Nail bars are a common location that requires vigilance and local knowledge.
“I share other members’ concerns that the papers have reported a ‘backlash’ for Avon and Somerset constabulary for wanting to raise this issue in a way that communicates to people in their daily life.
“With thanks to the member for Bristol East and Bristol West, I too very proudly paint my nails today, in support of the Let’s Nail It campaign and Avon and Somerset Police.”
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