Yet another MP has categorically denied that any improper material had been found by an ex-police chief on his computer.
This got me thinking….why would an ex-police chief lie about something like that and make false allegations in the Sunday Times? Apparently the police chief found the material 9 years ago. A journalist also told the Times that the same MP ‘touched her knee’ during a meeting in a pub in 2015 and a year later sent her a suggestive text.
There has been a flurry of allegations of sexual impropriety by MPs recently, which of course they all deny. To quote a famous saying….‘Well, they would, wouldn’t they?’ These men will deny any wrongdoing until they’re blue in the face in order to keep hold of their expense accounts, huge salaries, and extremely comfortable lifestyles walking the corridors of power.
Should these people be running our country? I say…NO! The Old Boy network (where public schoolchildren who may not even be suitable for a top job will get it anyway because of the school they went to) needs to be ignored or dismantled, and MPs should be beyond reproach. Just because an MP went to the right school and whose parents had a lot of money, it doesn’t mean that they’re suitable to tell everybody else what to do. Some of them seem to have a distinct lack of morals. I say they’re not better than us, they just have more money. First we had the expenses scandal where MPs were all claiming taxpayers money left right and centre for things they shouldn’t be claiming for, and now we’ve got allegation after allegation of sexual impropriety.
I’m sure there are many excellent and more suitable people who went to state schools that could do an MPs job much better and would not go around raping others and abusing their power by assaulting the weak or those in inferior positions in their social or working lives.
Of course the problem is that it’s one person’s word against another’s and not much evidence, although on the news recently a young lady had kept a suggestive text that an MP had sent her when she was working in the Houses of Parliament as a trainee, but he still denied any wrongdoing! These men should be given written warnings about their behaviour and then sacked if they repeat the offence. We need decent people with morals to run the country – people we can put our trust in, and women shouldn’t wait years before reporting incidences of sexual harassment. I also read that some women working in the Houses of Parliament did report sexual harassment or rape, but unfortunately they were ignored. There needs to be somebody they can report to who will actually do something about their accusations, instead of the usual lies to the effect of ‘Nobody said anything to me.’
Perhaps things will change now that victims are coming forward – I do hope so.
However, on a lighter note so it’s not all doom and gloom this Tuesday morning, I know I’m guilty for not reporting an incident. I don’t remember anybody ever touching my knee back in the days when I wore skirts, but somebody definitely pinched my bum when I was 11 and on holiday in Italy. Perhaps it’s time for me to come forward now and report him, 49 years after the event. I didn’t say anything at the time because I was standing in a queue waiting to spend my pocket money, and when I looked around there was just an old mama behind me. She looked about eighty and I’m sure it couldn’t have been her. Will the culprit please step forward…