UK minister threatened to destroy her host’s booze bottles
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi allegedly threatened to destroy alcohol bottles in the home of the doctor who claims he allowed her to stay rent-free at his London home. Egyptian Dr Wafik Moustafa has been quoted as saying he felt "stabbed in the back” by the Pakistani origin British Cabinet Minister who has been criticised for claiming overnight subsistence expenses while allegedly staying rent-free at Moustafa’s house.
"I put a roof over her head, fed her and took her out for meals, and she has stabbed me in the back,” Moustafa has been quoted as saying.
He added that Lady Warsi, who is co-chair of the ruling Conservative Party, ‘disapproved’ of him having bottles of spirit in his house and said she would smash them, although that was a threat that was never carried out.
Dr Moustafa explained she did not approve of him drinking or eating non-halal meat in his own house. "She said I was a good person but if I didn’t drink alcohol, I would be a better person. But she would sit with other people who drank alcohol and wouldn’t say a word. I’m a Muslim but I’m an Egyptian Muslim, we are not as strict,” he said.
The Minister has now been reported to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner over her 2008 expenses claims when she and a party aide, Naweed Khan, stayed at Moustafa’s home. (...)