... as minister labels him ‘sexist and demeaning’
in Parliament on Tuesday. Yesterday she told BBC2’s Daily Politics: ‘About a dozen colleagues, men and women, approached me afterwards to say his behaviour was sexist and demeaning.
‘To give the impression, even if it’s not true, that he’s got a women problem in a time when [there is] verbal violence towards women, is completely unacceptable, is wrong.’
In response to Mrs Perry’s letter, Mr Bercow wrote: ‘While, respectfully, I do not accept the points made, perhaps it would be nice to meet for a “clear the air” cup of tea as soon as possible?’
Outcry: Claire Perry THE Speaker faced further pressure last night after a senior Tory branded his behaviour towards her as ‘sexist and demeaning’.
Energy minister Claire Perry wrote to John Bercow about a clash in the Commons. She said he had been ‘quite irascible’ when telling her to give shorter answers