Bob Stewart: Tory MP found guilty of racially abusing activist after saying ‘go back to Bahrain’

Tory MP Bob Stewart has been found guilty of racial abuse.
Tory MP Bob Stewart has been found guilty of racially abusing an activist.Tory MP Bob Stewart has been found guilty of racially abusing an activist.
Tory MP Bob Stewart has been found guilty of racially abusing an activist.

A Conservative politician has been found guilty of racially abusing an activist by telling him to “go back to Bahrain”. Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham in south-east London, also told Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei “you’re taking money off my country, go away!” during a row outside the Foreign Office’s Lancaster House in Westminster on December 14 last year.

Mr Alwadaei shouted: “Bob Stewart, for how much did you sell yourself to the Bahraini regime?” During a heated exchange, Mr Stewart replied: “Go away, I hate you. You make a lot of fuss. Go back to Bahrain.”

In footage played during a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, he also said: “Now shut up, you stupid man.”

Chief magistrate Paul Goldspring found the MP guilty of a racially aggravated public order offence. He said Stewart will not be jailed.

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