... as min­is­ter la­bels him ‘sex­ist and de­mean­ing’

Daily Mail - - News -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.