May calls for ac­tion

The New Zealand Herald - - WORLD -

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has pro­posed mea­sures to tackle Par­lia­ment’s cul­ture of tol­er­ance for sex­ual ha­rass­ment. May acted af­ter the Sun news­pa­per last week said women work­ing in Par­lia­ment had set up a What­sApp group to dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences at the hands of male politi­cians. Dur­ing the week­end, other news­pa­pers re­ported episodes without men­tion­ing any elected of­fi­cials by name. On Sun­day, Trade Min­is­ter Mark Garnier ad­mit­ted ask­ing his as­sis­tant to buy sex toys for him and speak­ing to her us­ing a sex­ist term, ac­cord­ing to the Mail on Sun­day. Health Sec­re­tary Jeremy Hunt said se­nior of­fi­cials would in­ves­ti­gate whether Garnier, who claimed his ac­tions did not amount to ha­rass­ment, broke the min­is­te­rial code, which sets the rules for mem­bers of the Gov­ern­ment.

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