Tracking the big parliamentary sex scandal

Sync

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Probably deserves it's own thread at this point.

In the wake of the Weinstein and O'Mara, multiple murmurings of harassment and inappropriate behaviour are flying about London, and both May and Corbyn calling for MPs and whitehall employees who have faced assault or harassment to come forward either to themselves or the police.

Whatsapp group messages apparently are saying there's a LOT to come out this week, but the first two have broken and the accused have accepted they did everything that's been stated, but that it doesn't constitute harassment. Both Tories:

The Cabinet Office is to investigate whether Mark Garnier broke the ministerial code after he admitted asking his former assistant to buy sex toys.

Garnier, who is a minister the Department for International Trade under Liam Fox, was the most senior of several politicians named in reports on Sunday, as allegations of sexual harassment swirl around Westminster in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has encouraged women in other professions to come forward.

The Conservative MP did not deny the accusations about events in 2010, made by his former assistant Caroline Edmondson in the Mail on Sunday.

“I’m not going to be dishonest,” he said. He insisted that referring to Edmondson as “sugar tits”, as she says he did, was a reference to the popular BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey, saying: “It absolutely does not constitute harassment.”
Also asked her to buy sex toys for him. So if this was unwelcome in the eyes of the woman in question, it is in fact a crystal clear example of sexual harassment in the work place.


Another senior Tory named on Sunday was Stephen Crabb, who stood for the party leadership last year. He has admitted sending a 19-year-old who hoped to work for him a series of messages, which he described as “sexual chatter”.

“We exchanged messages which talked about sex but none of it was meant seriously,” Crabb told the Sunday Telegraph. “We met for coffee a few times and had a glass of wine once at the Commons, but nothing more. I accept any kind of sexual chatter like this is totally wrong and I am sorry for my actions,” he said. The incident is separate from one last year in which the MP sent explicit text messages to another young woman.
44 year old married father of 2 engaging in "sexual chatter" with a 19 year old looking for employment with him. Nothing to see here at all at all.
 


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Corbyn bed Diane Abbot back in the day and then post pics/brag about it to his buddies. I can't remember exactly what the details were but it came out last year.
 

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Next thing is Una Claffey's ordeal at the groping hands of Ned O Keeffe will be aired again.She was later made a special adviser by Bertie, that may stop her coming forward again. Una gan gúnna ?
 

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor was appointed a Minister by Enda Kenny.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Corbyn bed Diane Abbot back in the day and then post pics/brag about it to his buddies. I can't remember exactly what the details were but it came out last year.
That is something no one EVER wants to know the details of....
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Corbyn bed Diane Abbot back in the day and then post pics/brag about it to his buddies. I can't remember exactly what the details were but it came out last year.
They had a relationship in the 70s. A biography had a story about him bringing friends around to their flat which the writer infers was an effort to show her off. Aside from trying to take a dig at Corbyn or Abbot, I don't know what you think that has to do with the sexual harassment claims.
 

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Probably deserves it's own thread at this point.

In the wake of the Weinstein and O'Mara, multiple murmurings of harassment and inappropriate behaviour are flying about London, and both May and Corbyn calling for MPs and whitehall employees who have faced assault or harassment to come forward either to themselves or the police.

Whatsapp group messages apparently are saying there's a LOT to come out this week, but the first two have broken and the accused have accepted they did everything that's been stated, but that it doesn't constitute harassment. Both Tories:



Also asked her to buy sex toys for him. So if this was unwelcome in the eyes of the woman in question, it is in fact a crystal clear example of sexual harassment in the work place.




44 year old married father of 2 engaging in "sexual chatter" with a 19 year old looking for employment with him. Nothing to see here at all at all.
Inappropriate - but not illegal

Fact is women have been trading Sex or the possibility of sex with men to get what they want from them for thousands of years

But if a Man makes advances on a woman that are refused then he should act like a gentleman and stop

Men are Men - if they think they are getting away with it then they will keep on going ...

Women are Women - if they think they are getting something out of it they will let it continue

Blurred Lines anyone.....?
 

hollandia

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Inappropriate - but not illegal

Fact is women have been trading Sex or the possibility of sex with men to get what they want from them for thousands of years

But if a Man makes advances on a woman that are refused then he should act like a gentleman and stop

Men are Men - if they think they are getting away with it then they will keep on going ...

Women are Women - if they think they are getting something out of it they will let it continue

Blurred Lines anyone.....?
Actually, you are wrong. Harassment is illegal.

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

The law

Bullying itself isn’t against the law, but harassment is. This is when the unwanted behaviour is related to one of the following:
•age
•sex
•disability
•gender (including gender reassignment)
•marriage and civil partnership
•pregnancy and maternity
•race
•religion or belief
•sexual orientation
 

runwiththewind

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Any ideal who the Weinstein in RETE is?
 

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Calling your assistant sugar tits and asking her to buy sex toys eh.

Ye lads must be squirming at this dîck, really let's the side down eh boys?
 
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Calling your assistant sugar tits and asking her to buy sex toys eh.

Ye lads must be squirming at this dîck, really let's the side down eh boys?
:lol:

This "scandal" should keep yourself and P.ie's slither of gossip columnists busy for another few weeks.
 

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:lol:

This "scandal" should keep yourself and P.ie's slither of gossip columnists busy for another few weeks.
And keep the focus off you old chap (Calc sighs in relief)
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Corbyn bed Diane Abbot back in the day and then post pics/brag about it to his buddies. I can't remember exactly what the details were but it came out last year.
Was he Parading his white privelege ?
 

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A reminder of the unfair UK justice system we were fortunate to escape in 1921. People can ruin people's good names and hide behind anonymity making allegations that may be false. Irish media don't do that as the defamation laws are so severe
 

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Nothing too serious so far but I would be shocked if nastier stuff does not come out.
 


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