Et Me Tu, Brute?

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

Bul­ly­ing and ha­rass­ment in the work­place seems to be alive and well in the one place that should set an ex­am­ple – Par­lia­ment. The vic­tim right now is PM Theresa May. The bul­lies, her own party’s MPs. “The mo­ment is com­ing, when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon,” one wrote. An­other added: “She should bring her own noose.” And one ex­claimed: “As­sas­si­na­tion is in the air.”

How can we ever con­vince our chil­dren to take an in­ter­est in pol­i­tics or re­spect our law-mak­ers if these kind of peo­ple are the flag bearers?

Threats like this in any nor­mal work­place wouldn’t be tol­er­ated, but the mes­sage in Par­lia­ment is clearly “pol­i­tics is a dirty busi­ness, be pre­pared to be bul­lied and ha­rassed”.

The irony is the Gov­ern­ment has pledged to elim­i­nate sex­ual ha­rass­ment of women and girls by 2030.

Theresa May might need un­til then to teach her team what #METOO is all about.

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