At Westminster, those accused of abuse still walk among us

At Westminster, those accused of abuse still walk among us

It seems that nothing has changed since the sexual harassment scandal broke

The voting lobbies in Westminster are crowded. MPs pour in to them from the three available doors and form a scrum at the end where we declare our names. One of the doorways which leads straight from the chamber of the House of Commons demands that you stand in a very narrow winding stairway waiting to descend in to the packed lobby. Six or seven people can fit uncomfortably on these stairs, nine or 10 would have to be friendly.

Last week I was squished on one of those stairwells, forced into almost full bodily contact with a man I know horrible stories about. A man about whom I have listened to someone crying on the phone.

Every fibre of my body feels repelled, I close my eyes, hold my breath as if preparing to dive into deep water. I manage to surge forward quickly into the safety of the scrum. But it’s not safe. In that scrum I am again presented with others who don’t want to catch my eye, or those who don’t give a toss if they do because they have grown used to making people feel uncomfortable.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/17/at-westminster-the-accused-still-walk-among-us

3 thoughts on “At Westminster, those accused of abuse still walk among us

  1. I read this and had no difficulty in believing what Jess had to say.

    Such is the combination of arrogance and perceived privilege that these shites assume.

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    • No bigger shits than Birmingham Labour who have had little or nothing to say about “Rotherham” issues in the city

      http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/west-midlands-police-report-reveals-7948902

      “Last week I was squished on one of those stairwells, forced into almost full bodily contact with a man I know horrible stories about.”

      Well there’s a lot worse things happen than getting squished, in which Phillips has never shown any interest – her own Yardley constituency has been identified as a grooming hot spot(Birmingham Mail).

      Usual poisonous political correctness/votes combination

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  2. Unless something is done to change system MPs will carry on regardless.
    Surely it is time to end the voting by going through lobbies when Westminster is refurbished. Doesn’t this just show, with MPs having to leave the chamber and traipse through the lobbies to vote in the 21stcentury, how antiquated our system is?
    It’s now time for electronic voting to be brought in and then MPs can at least stay in their seats and vote.

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