I was hoping to keep all of this sort of stories within the Sex Predators thread, but I think this story deserves its own one.
A quick catch up on events first:
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In the last few days there has been a frenzy in Westminster about a dodgy dossier, a list, all manner of claims about ministers' and MPs' bad behaviour.
(For what it's worth, the list which we have seen contains both a mixture of unsavoury allegations, reports of well-known relationships, and some claims that are furiously denied. There is just no way of knowing frankly, how much of it is true).
Theresa May has reacted to claims of harassment of staff by MPs by calling for new grievance procedures.
In a letter to Commons Speaker John Bercow, the PM said the current House of Commons disciplinary regime lacked "teeth" and needed to be reformed.
DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon last night admitted inappropriately touching a female journalist — while six Cabinet ministers were named in a dossier of alleged Tory sex pests.
Mr Fallon confessed that he was the minister who talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer threatened to punch for repeatedly putting his hand on her knee.
A Labour activist has said she was raped at a party event and that a senior Labour official discouraged her from reporting the attack.
Bex Bailey said she was told reporting the 2011 incident could "damage" her and that she was given no advice on what she should do next.
PARLIAMENT was in a panic last night after it was revealed a dossier of alleged Tory sex pests names six Cabinet ministers and other senior allies of the Prime Minister.
The bombshell document, drawn up by anonymous female and male staff who work for and with Conservative MPs, details claims about 36 Tories in total — 21 of them serving or former ministers.
Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy, Damian Green, has said allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a female activist are "completely false".
Mr Green has instructed libel lawyers over the claims, the BBC understands.
OK, I think that's the main stories and sequence of events.
It all stems from the Harvey Weinstein scandal and last week's story that staff who worked in Westminster, were preparing a list of MPs who are known for inappropriate behaviour. Then Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke of an incident but she did not name the person, turns out it was the defence secretary. Then a claim by a Labour activists that she was raped and her complaint was ignored by the Labour party and today we fast forward to the claim that Damien Green, the Deputy PM in all but name, has been involved inappropriate behaviour.
If there are loads of MPs who have been involved in unwanted sexual behaviour against others, should they be sacked? How do you sack a MP?