Columnist Owen Jones took to Marr show this morning to discuss serious sexual allegation in today’s Sunday’s papers.
Jones said there are reports of “two senor cabinet Ministers being named by political researchers as serial sex pests.
“The PM has been briefed on these allegations. Whips, and this is critical, are treating it as a bit of a laugh.
“Yesterday Gove made a crass joke about Harvey Weinstein and sexual abuse and rape of women.”
Jones demanded action needs to be taken over these allegations. There could be many more over the coming days as, hopefully, more women feel able to come forward and name and shame these parliamentary sex pests. Last week there were reports of a What’s App group used by women working in Parliament, to share stories of who to avoid, as they might be capable of sexual harassment.
Jones continued: “Women need to be supported and to be believed, the issue here is about the briefing to May, who is not taking action over serving cabinet Ministers.
“Action needs to be taken, the critical questions is whether Theresa May herself is involved in a cover up of sexual harassment by her own Ministers.“
Stephen Crabb, who ran for leadership of the party, admitted sexting a 19-year-old who was interviewed for a job with him. The 44-year-old devout Christian has admitted to these string of inappropriate texts.
Also Mark Garner, International Trade Minister, admitted referring to his secretary as “sugar tits” and also made her purchase sex toys for him.
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