British PM Boris Johnson Has THIS To Say Over MP Allegedly Watching Porn In Parliament
New Delhi: An investigation is underway into allegations against a British lawmaker for allegedly watching porn on his phone in the House of Commons. Reacting to this, British Prime Minister Boris Joh
New Delhi: An investigation is underway into allegations against a British lawmaker for allegedly watching porn on his phone in the House of Commons. Reacting to this, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said watching pornography in any workplace was “unacceptable”.
“It’s obviously unacceptable for anybody to be doing that kind of thing in the workplace. It’d be the same for any kind of job up and down the country,” Boris Johnson was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters.
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Reports emerged earlier this week that a minister has accused a fellow Conservative MP of watching pornography on a device in the House of Commons chamber, which is now being investigated. UK
Attorney General Suella Braverman told the BBC in a radio interview that she was “ashamed” that an MP accused of watching porn in Parliament reportedly belonged to her party and “wore a Conservative rosette”. “My personal experience, I have been an MP for seven years, been in the Conservative Party and in politics for 20 years on no occasion have I been made to feel uncomfortable and all the men I have worked with have been respectful,” Braverman said.
There is however a very small minority of men who fall short and there are some bad apples who are out of order, who behave like animals and are bringing Parliament into disrepute, she said.
The 42-year-old minister said the issue was a “worrying symptom” of a wider problem in society and said watching porn in public had become “normalised”.
Her intervention makes her the latest high-profile politician to wade into an ongoing debate since a media report quoted an anonymous Tory party source to accuse the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Labour Party, Angela Rayner, of crossing and uncrossing her legs to distract British PM Boris Johnson in the House of Commons.
It led to Johnson condemning the dubious reference to the 1992 Sharon Stone film Basic Instinct’ as an appalling load of sexist, misogynist tripe and threatening action against anyone found to be behind those comments.
Since then, female politicians have been speaking out about other inappropriate behaviour, including a Labour MP being accused of using graphic language when describing a female colleague as the party’s “secret weapon” because women want to be her friend and men want to sleep with her.
“The Labour Party takes all complaints extremely seriously. They are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures, and any appropriate action is taken,” a Labour Party spokesperson said.
On Wednesday, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas cited a report in The Sunday Times’ in the Commons that said a total of 56 MPs, including three Cabinet ministers, were facing allegations of sexual misconduct after being reported to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS). She asked Boris Johnson whether such behaviour was grounds for dismissal under the ministerial code.
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