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Neil Parish resigns after admitting to watching pornography in the Commons

Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has known as for “radical” reform to working practices after a collection of bullying and sexual misconduct offences involving MPs.

Calling for pressing motion, Sir Lindsay instructed employees ought to not be employed by the parliamentarians they work for to deal with a collection of “serious allegations”.

He was contemplating shifting to an out of doors physique using aides as parliament’s repute was feared to have hit a brand new low.

It comes amid reviews greater than 50 MPs are going through allegations of sexual misconduct.

The warning got here after Tory MP Neil Parish resigned, having admitting watching pornography in the House of Commons in what he described as a “moment of madness”.

The Tiverton and Honiton MP claimed he had checked out grownup materials twice, the primary time stumbling on a porn web site whereas wanting for tractors on-line, however returning intentionally on the second event.

He insisted he didn’t intend to misery feminine MPs who have been close by as he checked out his cell phone.

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Celebrities mock Neil Parish over tractor excuse for watching porn

Stephen Fry and David Baddiel have been amongst celebrities to mock Neil Parish over his tractor excuse for watching porn in the House of Commons.

Fry was fast to giggle on the newest improvement in the story, posting a hyperlink to a tractor-related web site on Twitter, with the caption: “I shouldn’t click on this, but I can’t help myself…”

Read extra from our tradition reporter Ellie Harrison:

Chiara Giordano1 May 2022 08:10

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Tory MP quits in porn scandal

Neil Parish has resigned as a Conservative MP after admitting watching pornography in the House of Commons in what he described as a “moment of madness”.

Fighting to carry again tears in his first TV interview for the reason that scandal broke, Mr Parish stated he checked out grownup materials twice, the primary time stumbling on a porn web site whereas wanting for tractors on-line, however returning intentionally on the second event.

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock has the complete story:

Chiara Giordano1 May 2022 08:00

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Speaker calls for ‘radical’ parliament overhaul

Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called for “radical” reform to working practices after a series of bullying and sexual misconduct offences involving MPs.

Calling for urgent action, Sir Lindsay suggested staff should no longer be employed by the parliamentarians they work for to address a series of “serious allegations”.

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