Nevena Bridgen on ‘racism’ behind-the-scenes in Westminster
The wife of expelled Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said her forthcoming autobiography about life as the wife of a politician will include claims that senior Conservative MPs made “racist” comments about her. Speaking on GB News tonight, she revealed figures in her husband’s ex-party “made me feel like a second-class citizen”.
Mrs Bridgen alleged that one Conservative figure told her husband to “put your wife on a leash”, with an implicit warning that if she was not “tamed there will be clear consequences”
She told GB News viewers she is now relishing in her and her husband’s new-found “freedom to speak”, and she plans on using it to “reveal everything that was going on for the six years” she spent behind the scenes in Westminster.
She said: “From the first visit to Chequers under Theresa May in my official initiation into political life behind the scenes and initiation into the Conservative club; through ups and downs, three and a half PMs, about how they made me feel as a second-class citizen.”
She claimed she would detail “many other scandals and experiences.”
“I’m not going to hold back, I’m going to say how it was, how it is, how I speak, how I experienced it, and they can like it or not but I will tell my truth,” she added.
Invited to name the individuals who made ‘racist’ comments during the interview, Mrs Bridgen declined but didn’t rule out publicly shaming senior Tories who made the comments in her forthcoming book.
Asked whether the racist comments came from Cabinet Ministers or higher, she replied: “I’m talking very high profile politicians in the Conservative Party”.
“Many of them: women and men.”
Presenter Dan Wootton asked whether Conservative politicians should be “nervous” about her book.
Mrs Bridgen replied: “They can be whatever they want, frankly, I’m not bothered about that.”
“I’m more into revealing those big ‘moral giants’ that people are voting for; people have a right to know who they are and how they treat people.”
Last week, express.co.uk was the first to reveal Nevena Bridgen’s plans to write an explosive biography.
Friends told the Express that Mrs Bridgen, a Serbian professional opera singer, is planning an exposé more dramatic than the storylines she performs on the stage.
Mrs Bridgen passionately defended her husband, who was expelled as a Tory MP over a tweet describing Covid vaccines as “the biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”.
It emerged he had also had his party membership suspended.
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Mrs Bridgen denied claims of anti-Semitism, arguing he would have “never been invited to a Westminster Synagogue to speak to the Jewish community” if he were antisemitic.
She said the accusation of antisemitism is an “instrument to go against him and assassinate his character”.
Asked about rumours that she and her husband are planning on defecting to Laurence Fox’s Reclaim Party Mrs Bridgen said she could not confirm anything, adding: “We’ll see”.
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