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Luzern
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Fallible Fallon falls

We all probably know that Michael Fallon has resigned of sexual indiscretions, even though the victim of some decades past has said that to resign is ridiculous.

I accept that current standing on such things has hardened over those decades, but still cannot but think that such an event's causing a ministerial resignation is stupidly ridiculous. In the now world situation, we need to focus on much more concerning matters than focus on persons' personal behaviour. Some unamicable to us must be enjoying their schadenfreude.

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I personally find it hard to believe he's quitting just over touching a knee.
There will be more dirt to come.

But any day a MP (particularly a Tory) quits/is sacked is a good day as far as I'm concerned.

I would be better if they were charged and convicted for their behaviour though, because a worrying pattern is starting to emerge, in that if you're rich and powerful you get to apologize and blame your behaviour on the past/change in what's acceptable to society.

Hell in a America they rewarded a billionaire with a Presidency for being an (alleged) rapist...
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I think there is more darker secrets not just a knee touch , i think he is getting out before it comes to light .

And i have a feeling there will be a few more who will disappear discretely .

remember Cynthia Payne and her MP,s luncheon vouchers

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Brexit will be on the back burner for alittle while longer now Tongue

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@DaveyH @rongtw May I ask how much your political stances influence your thoughts of more to come?

My belief is that a decision about a person's holding a political office has to depend on extremely more serious matters than where hands are placed, or how sexual organs are used.  A too pi nation  IMHO puts itself at greater peril than one that deals with such things less judgmentally.

The pain of those affected has to be acknowledged, but rather than kill a career, or incarcerate a delinquent, I'd rather something like compensation (generous) be considered.

 

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St3 wrote:

Brexit will be on the back burner for alittle while longer now Tongue


@St3 Not so funny as you think, friend! We shouldn't be distracted from such important matters as the negotiations which are much more serious for out nation's future.

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Luzern , I don't have any particular political affiliations , but being part of a old school network, I know that people in power abuse their positions .
And their are a few in that house with some odd tendencies, also in the other house
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@rongtw As there are anywhere and everywhere.

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Luzern wrote:

The pain of those affected has to be acknowledged, but rather than kill a career, or incarcerate a delinquent, I'd rather something like compensation (generous) be considered.

So if you have money, you can keep your job and pay your way out of a custodial sentence?


 

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Not necessarily, but if the lesser damage to national well being is achieved then maybe "yes". TBH I'm not sure that £££ in front of some alleged victims' eye might not give as much satisfaction as putting someone in prison.

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the Ripples in the pond are spreading Sad

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/heres-everything-know-far-westminster-11449323

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The situation is worrying because of the damage stupidly being done to our democracy by what are becoming witch hunts treating peccadilloes with criminal behaviour. Go on like we are and who will serve in any public office for fear that some innocuous gesture results in ruin of one's career and reputation? One MP has queried if the comforting hand on a distressed constituent's shoulder is to be taboo too!

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I think the definition of sexual harassment/assault needs addressing.
How can touching a knee be classed as such ?
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Perhaps the use of a knee in some situations would have been the solution ?