Julia Hartley-Brewer Dismisses Fallon’s Resignation As Insane, Absurd And Ridiculous

Following the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon’s accusation of sexual harassment and flirting a female journalist , he has resigned as minister admitting that his behaviour towards women in the past has “fallen short”.

Earlier this week Fallon apologised the journalist Julia Hartley-brewer for placing his hand on her knee 15 years although Hartley-brewer herself claimed that she was not a victim of sexual harassment.

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Hartley-brewer said she doubted the incident of Tory party conference was the sole reason for Fallon’s resign and said:

“If this is over knee-gate, him touching my knee 15 years ago and me not having any issue with it today, this is the most insane, absurd and ridiculous resignation of a cabinet minister ever,”.

she claimed that she has no problem with Sir Michael and was incredibly shocked by his resignation.

“I didn’t feel it was something that needed any further dealing with.

“I don’t want to live in a sterile world where any interaction between men and women could see them being forced to resign from their job the next morning.”

In his resignation letter Fallon wrote:

“a number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct. many of these have been false, but I accept in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the armed forces that I have the honour to represent. I have reflected on my position and I am now resigning as Defence Secretary.”

In a reply to Sir Michael’s resignation letter, prime minister Theresa may said: “I appreciate the characteristically serious manner in which you have considered your position, and the particular example you wish to set to servicemen and women and others.”

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