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“That gives those at the top impunity, of which some-few, but some-will take advantage.” Prime Minister Theresa May has called for tighter rules on the conduct of MPs, and invited other party leaders to a meeting on Monday to discuss setting up an independent grievance procedure for everyone working in parliament.May said Wednesday that whips should make clear “that where there are any sexual abuse allegations that could be of a criminal nature, that people should go to the police”. MPs who work late sharing restaurants and bars with young researchers who don’t (need to be there),” Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said on Twitter on Wednesday.‘No other workplace provides bars’ But for many, the problem goes much deeper. Parliament has a number of places to eat and drink, but many young staffers gather in the Sports and Social Club, effectively a pub with a pool table and darts board that has long had a reputation as the scene of heavy drinking.Earlier in the week, he had apologized for putting his hand on the knee of a journalist in 2002 – but there was widespread speculation that there were other allegations likely to come out.Two other ministers remain under investigation-one for asking his then secretary to buy him sex toys, and another for allegedly touching the knee of a journalist and activist and then sending her a suggestive text.‘Distrust is endemic’ Liz Saville Roberts, a Welsh MP, told the House of Commons on Monday that a member of parliamentary staff had reported a sexual assault to the authorities but nothing was done.
“She is deeply disappointed and distrustful, and she tells me that distrust is endemic,” she said.
“The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Right Honorable Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defense,” Downing Street said in a statement.
The job is one of the biggest and most challenging in the British government, and some questioned Williamson’s expertise.
One lawmaker this week said that some researchers-men and women-had been made to feel “deeply uncomfortable” by MPs who joined them in the bar.
Dorries said the Sports and Social and other places like it should be closed down, saying there were “plenty of pubs around London.
The parties are also examining their own internal complaints systems-although some believe that there is often an interest in keeping allegations quiet.