May calls for action
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.