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Tory minister for safeguarding women Rachel Maclean says porn probe MP Neil Parish should resign if investigation finds he deliberately watched x-rated clip in the Commons

  • Rachel Maclean, Tory minister for safeguarding women, says any action should be taken after investigation
  • Caroline Nokes, chair of the Women and Equalities Committee echoed call for investigation before action
  • Senior MP Ms Nokes also claimed the ‘institutionally sexistConservative Party is run ‘like an old boys club
  • Neil Parish was yesterday named as the MP accused by colleagues of watching porn in the Commons
  • The MP for Tiverton and Honiton has had the party whip suspended after days of fevered speculation
  • Mr Parish has referred himself to Parliament standards watchdog and will now be subject to an investigation
  • Two Conservative politicians responsible for women’s safeguarding and equalities have called for ‘appropriate actionto be taken after an investigation into allegations Neil Parish MP watched pornography in the Commons.

    Asked if it was appropriate for him to carry on, Rachel Maclean, minister for safeguarding, told Times Radio: ‘I genuinely think that’s a matter for him, but of course there are robust processes to support constituents, any member of the public who wants to see their MP, and all of those matters are very much at the forefront of the investigation system that we have.

    Mr Parish has vowed to continue with his duties as the MP for Tiverton and Honiton, in Devon, and as chairman of the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

    The 65-year-old farmer said he will resign if found guilty by standards commissioner Kathryn Stone, who is yet to say whether she will open an investigation.

    But senior Tory Karen Bradley urged him to stay away from Parliament and Harriet Harman, the longest-standing female MP, called for his immediate resignation.

    Senior Conservative MP Caroline Nokes said it will be ‘difficultfor Mr Parish to spend the required time in Parliament as a select committee chair.

    She also accused the Tory whips of ‘dither and delayin not suspending the MP from the parliamentary party until Friday, despite colleagues airing the claims in a meeting three days earlier.

    Ms Maclean, the minister responsible for safeguarding women, said ‘clearly what he’s done is unacceptableand that he should resign if found to have watched the material deliberately.

    Rachel Maclean (写真) has rejected calls for Neil Parish to stand down immediately while the MP is under investigation for allegedly watching pornography in the Commons

    Rachel Maclean (写真) has rejected calls for Neil Parish to stand down immediately while the MP is under investigation for allegedly watching pornography in the Commons

    Asked on Times Radio if it was appropriate for him to carry on while under investigation, 彼女は言いました: ‘I genuinely think that’s a matter for him.

    しかし、彼女は付け加えました: ‘I want to be clear, he is not continuing his business as normal, he’s under investigation, and I’m confident that the appropriate measures will be put in place to safeguard any of his constituents, particularly women and girls.

    彼女はスカイニュースに語った: ‘Clearly if this is substantiated and those allegations turn out to be true, of course I stand by what I said, but at the same time there is now an investigation so it wouldn’t be helpful for me to speculate on the specific outcomes.

    ‘This type of behaviour has no place in any workplace let alone Parliament, but I think everybody would accept that when there’s an allegation that’s madeit isn’t really for us, as colleagues, to sit on judgment on another colleague, it is for that process to take.

    ‘I’ve absolutely every confidence in the Chief Whip, he’s acting incredibly quickly, I don’t see why the investigation can’t be concluded very quickly and I’m certain that appropriate action will then follow from that.

    Tory MP Caroline Nokes also did not call for her Conservative colleague to immediately stand down, and said the investigation should take place before further steps are taken

    Tory MP Caroline Nokes also did not call for her Conservative colleague to immediately stand down, and said the investigation should take place before further steps are taken

    Conservative Party is ‘institutionally sexist

    Senior Tory MP Caroline Nokes has claimed that that the Conservative party is ‘institutionally sexistand believes there is a culture of ‘male entitlementamong the group.

    The chair of the Women and Equalities Committee told タイムズ, after being briefed not to speak out over the porn watching allegation, that ‘misogynistic nicknames and smearscould be used to belittle colleagues less ‘robustthan her.

    ‘There’s a sense of women in parliament being tolerated rather than valued,’ 彼女は言いました.

    ‘There are women in the party who have amazing attributes which get ignored. It still very much feels like it’s run by an old boys club.

    昨日, a Cabinet minister yesterday revealed she was once ‘pinned up against the wallby a male MP.

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the vast majority of her male colleagues are ‘delightfuland ‘committed parliamentarians’.

    But she said a few behaved badly when they had ‘too much drink’, insisting people should act ‘as if their daughter was in the room’.

    Ms Trevelyan spoke about one extraordinary incident when she was ‘pinned up against a wallby a man who is now no longer an MP.

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    Ms Nokes, who chairs the Women and Equalities Committee, agreed ‘it’s right those investigations are carried out before any further action is taken’.

    しかしながら, she suggested it will be a challenge for Mr Parish, who has been an MP since 2010, to continue leading his committee examining environmental matters.

    ‘It’s a senior and responsible position and as a select committee chair myself I know how seriously I take that job,’ she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

    ‘That’s a matter for Neil to discuss with the party whips and to take a position on, but I think whilst he’s under investigation it’s going to make it very difficult for him to be in the Commons as much as he needs to be.

    彼女は付け加えた: ‘I think it’s right those investigations are carried out before any further action is taken.

    Ms Nokes also raised concerns about how quickly Chief Whip Chris Heaton-Harris acted despite two MPs raising their concerns on Tuesday evening.

    ‘I felt by leaving it until Friday before we knew that action had been taken by the whips that it felt like unnecessary dither and delay,’ she told the radio station.

    Ms Maclean added: ‘I agree with pretty much everything that she [Ms Nokes] 前記. I think it is right that action has been taken, that the Chief Whip has taken the action he has taken. There clearly needed to be some time to establish the veracity, the facts of the case.

    Ms Nokes has also claimed that that the Conservative Party is ‘institutionally sexistand believes there is a culture of ‘male entitlementamong the group.

    彼女は言った タイムズ, after being briefed not to speak out over the porn watching allegation, that ‘misogynistic nicknames and smearscould be used to belittle colleagues less ‘robustthan her.

    ‘There’s a sense of women in parliament being tolerated rather than valued,’ 彼女は言いました.

    ‘There are women in the party who have amazing attributes which get ignored. It still very much feels like it’s run by an old boys club.

    The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS), which looks into claims of bullying and sexual harassment, is understood to have begun examining the events after at least one witness made a referral. This separate to any investigation.

    There have also been suggestions that a Tory minister also witnessed him watching porn on a second occasion, in a committee meeting.

    Karen Bradley, who chairs the Procedure Committee, said she ‘would urge him not to come into Parliamentwhile under investigation and was clear Mr Parish must quit if found guilty.

    ‘I’m struggling to find an excuse, I’m struggling to find a reason that might mean it was acceptable, but let’s let the investigation take its course,’ she told Channel 4 ニュース.

    Labour’s Ms Harman called on Mr Parish to stand down amid a ‘new low for the House of Commons’.

    She told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme: ‘If this is what he has done, he should stand down from Parliament right away. It is not right for him to go through the investigation processes if that is what he has done.

    ‘Clearly he is not fit to be in Parliament. He should accept that and not drag the processes out.

    Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to order Mr Parish to ‘resign immediately’.

    Under-fire Tory MP Neil Parish with his wife of 40 years Susan, who has described the allegations against him as 'very embarrassing'

    Under-fire Tory MP Neil Parish with his wife of 40 years Susan, who has described the allegations against him as ‘very embarrassing

    Susan Parish, pictured with her husband Neil Parish - the Tory MP who stands accused of watching porn in the House of Commons chamber while female colleagues sat closely by

    Susan Parish, pictured with her husband Neil Parishthe Tory MP who stands accused of watching porn in the House of Commons chamber while female colleagues sat closely by

    昨日, the wife of porn probe MP Neil Parish has told an interviewer that the allegations against her husband are ‘very embarrassingwhile he refuses to quit the House of Commons after having the whip withdrawn, claiming he viewed the ‘x-rated site by mistake’.

    Mr Parish said in a statement on his website he ‘will be co-operating fully with any investigation, and whilst it is ongoing I will continue to perform my duties’.

    Mr Parish’s wife of 40 years Susan said she was completely unaware of her husband having done such things in the past.

    その間, Mr Parish was asked whether he opened a file ‘in error’, 彼はそれに答えた: ‘I did, but let the inquiry look at that.

    He said he would quit if he was found guilty following an investigation and apologised for the incident, adding that he had only told his wife that afternoon.

    Mrs Parish said: ‘It was all very embarrassing. My breath was taken away, 率直に言って.

    ‘People shouldn’t be looking at pornography. He would never just sit there with people looking. He would never just do that knowing [people were looking].

    ‘These ladies were quite right to be as [動揺] as they were. I’ve just no idea what happens in these circumstances. I don’t know whether it’s ever happened before,’ 彼女は言った タイムズ.

    Mrs Parish described her husband as a good person and MP, and insisted the drama was ‘so stupid’.

    Yesterday afternoon, a visibly upset Mr Parish spoke to reporters outside his home and said he’d been unable to speak to his wife immediately after referring himself to the standards watchdog.

    彼は言った: ‘I’d just been to a surgery in Honiton and this is God’s own truth, the mobile phone was completely flat – I had to come back on the M5 otherwise I would have spoken to her sooner.’

    When asked if he understood why people were upset, Mr Parish said: ‘Of course I do and I apologise for that. But I will still await the findings of the inquiry.

    The Tiverton and Honiton MP told GB News this week that Westminster could be ‘intenseand ‘you are going to get people that step over the linewhen asked about the latest sleaze scandal to rock Westminster.

    Mr Parish gave a statement to press outside his home yesterday in which he explained that he had the Conservative whip suspended as the allegations are investigated

    Mr Parish gave a statement to press outside his home yesterday in which he explained that he had the Conservative whip suspended as the allegations are investigated

    The 65-year-old had the party whip suspended yesterday afternoon after finally being identified as the man allegedly spotted browsing smut by Tory women, 熱狂的な憶測の翌日.

    パリッシュ氏, who has been an MP since 2010 and is chair of the cross-party Environment Committee, has referred himself to the standards watchdog over allegations that he had been seen watching adult material in the House by two female colleagues.

    Appearing on GB News earlier this week, Mr Parish himself said the claims had to be dealt with ‘seriously’ トーリー党の鞭を支持して「徹底的な調査」を実施.

    ボディスナッチャーの侵入: 「もしあなたが 650 非常に激しい地域の議員, あなたは一線を越えて人々を得るつもりです…

    「必ずしも巨大な文化があるとは思いません (ミソジニーの) ここでは、真剣に対処する必要があると思います. それが鞭がすることです。’

    Yesterday evening he was facing renewed calls to quit from opposition parties. But in a statement last night he vowed to continue working as an MP.

    彼のウェブサイトに書く, 彼は言った: 「私はあらゆる調査に全面的に協力します, そしてそれが進行している間、私はティバートンとホニトンのMPとしての私の任務を遂行し続けます。’

    MP Neil Parish, pictured at his home yesterday, has had the Conservative whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography in the Commons

    MP Neil Parish, pictured at his home yesterday, has had the Conservative whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography in the Commons

    Chief Whip of the Conservative Party, Chris Heaton-Harris, has now suspended the whip from the MP

    MP Nickie Aiken has said the Tory MP responsible for watching pornography in the Houses of Parliament should quit

    Chief Whip Chris Heaton-Harris (左) has now suspended the whip from the MP pending an investigation. Backbencher Nickie Aiken (正しい) said the Tory MP responsible for watching pornography in the Houses of Parliament should quit

    Who is Neil Parish? Somerset farmer turned politician who left school at 16 and became a ‘Rottweileron rural issues

    Neil Parishwho was yesterday named as the MP accused of watching porn in the Commonsis a former Somerset farmer who has spend more than two decades as a politician in Westminster and Brussels.

    Born in Bridgewater, a historic market town on the edge of the Somerset Levels, he became MP for Tiverton and Honiton, a picturesque constituency in the heart of south-west England, に 2010 after a decade as a Tory MEP. Before that he served as a local councillor.

    The 65-year-old has been a member of the Environment and rural affairs committee since 2010 and was once branded a ‘Rottweilerby former farming minister David Miliband.

    Mr Parish left school at 16 without qualifications and began working on the family farm, where he still lives. He is married to Susan, ロシア人は私たちにルーブルだけを使わせようとしていますが、多くの抵抗があります, and they have two children and two grandchildren

    A バイオグラフィー on Politico described him as a ‘devoted family man’, with him and his wife considered something of a ‘double act’.

    続きました: ‘Shorter than average and slightly rotund, Parish makes up in personality what he lacks in height. He is a whirlwind of activity, giving the impression he never stays still for very long.

    ‘One of his political opposites in the Parliament describes Parish aspersonable– it is difficult to find anyone who dislikes him – but says he suspects him of beingshallow”, accusing him of a tendency to jump on other people’s bandwagons for the sake of publicity. The same person adds with a sigh: ”He’s a pretty nice guy actually”.’

    Mr Parish is known to indulge in stunts, and while an MEP drove a hybrid car from Brussels to

    Alongside rural issues, he is also interested in animal welfare, and launched a select committee inquiry into the treatment of domestic pets, including cats, dogs and horses.

    Mr Parish’s other interests include African politics, according to an online biography. 間に 2000 Presidential elections in Zimbabwe, he acted as an election monitor and criticised the conduct of Robert Mugabe’s regime.

    警官がベクスリーヒースにある彼の実家のバークの部屋を捜索したとき, Robert Mugabe banned Neil from re-entering the country, a ban that remains in place to this day. He was recently among more than 280 MPs to be sanctioned by Vladimir Putin’s regime for comments he had made in Parliament in support of Ukraine. He described this as a ‘badge of honour’.

    His most recent work in Parliament was launching an inquiry into marine mammals, which will look into their welfare in UK waters and worldwide.

    Yesterday he was suspended by the Conservatives pending an investigation. An investigation by the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) was launched after the allegations surfaced during a meeting of Tory MPs on Tuesday.

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    Shadow Commons Leader Thangam Debbonaire said: ‘The Conservatives knew for days about the disgusting behaviour of one of their MPs and tried to cover it up

    ‘This is a government rotting from the head down. Britain deserves better.

    Though the allegations are still be to investigated, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper said Boris Johnson must order his MP to quit.

    ‘If Boris Johnson had any shred of decency left, he would tell Neil Parish to resign immediately,’ 彼女は言いました.

    ‘In any other workplace this would count as gross misconduct and the person responsible would lose their job. Parliament should be no different.

    ‘We don’t need to insult the women MPs who witnessed this with a lengthy investigation. All his bosses need to do is ask for his devices and look at his viewing history, this isn’t rocket science.

    Tory MP Caroline Nokes, chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, said she had been ‘disappointedthat the whip was not suspended immediately but was now ‘very relieved’.

    She told ITV News: ‘I’ve been calling for the Chief Whip to remove the whip from when we first heard about this incident

    ‘I’m pleased that action has been taken and I hope that the two women who complained are being supported through the system as well.

    The PM has previously condemned the alleged watching of porn in the Commons, while other 保守派 said the MP involved should take a ‘long, hard lookat themselves and resign.

    A spokeswoman for Chief Whip Chris Heaton-Harris yesterday afternoon blew the lid on Mr Parish’s identity, 言って: ‘Having spoken to the Chief Whip this afternoon, Neil Parish MP is reporting himself to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

    ‘Mr Parish has been suspended from the Conservative Whip pending the outcome of that investigation.

    It is understood a process has now been launched through Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance scheme (ICGS).

    その間, there have been complaints that Mr Heaton-Harris had kicked the scandal ‘into the long grassby referring it to the Parliamentary grievance process rather than taking action.

    It appears the IGCS inquiry has now been triggered with at least one of the witnesses making a complaint.

    But a second investigation could be launched after Mr Parish’s commitment to refer himself to the Standards Committee.

    It is unclear what potential breach of the MPscode of conduct he would report himself for.

    But it is thought one option for Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone could be whether Mr Parish caused ‘significant damage to the reputation and integrityof the Commons.

    MPs have reacted with revulsion to the claims that a Tory had been caught by two of his female colleagues watching porn in the House of Commons.

    On a visit to Burnley yesterday, the PM told broadcasters: ‘I think it’s obviously unacceptable for anybody to be doing that kind of thing in the workplace.

    ‘It would be the same for any kind of job up and down the country, let’s be absolutely clear about that.

    ‘What needs to happen now is that the proper procedures need to be gone through, the independent complaints and grievances procedure needs to be activated and we need to get to understand the facts but, ええ, that kind of behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable.

    Attorney General Suella Braverman said if the MP was found to have been watching adult material it should result in them ‘no longer holding their privileged position as a Member of Parliament’.

    She said there was a ‘very small minority of menand it is menwho fall short and there are some bad apples who are out of orderwho behave like animals, and are bringing Parliament into disrepute to be honest’.

    Tory MP Neil Parish is pictured arriving back to his home in Somerset following news that he is being investigated over claims that he watched porn in the House of Commons

    Tory MP Neil Parish is pictured arriving back to his home in Somerset following news that he is being investigated over claims that he watched porn in the House of Commons

    Mr Parish was met by journalists as he arrived back at his Somerset home following news that he is the MP alleged to have watched porn in the Commons

    パリッシュ氏, who has represented his constituency since 2010, appeared unphased and continued towards his home

    Mr Parish was met by journalists as he arrived back at his Somerset home following the revelation that he is the MP alleged to have watched porn in the Commons

    Tory MP Nickie Aiken said earlier that the alleged porn-watching MP ‘has to resignfrom the Commons as she warned that he was causing ‘pain, suffering and embarrassmentto both the party and Parliament.

    He should ‘take a very very long, hard lookat himself and ask ‘should I still be here?’, she told Times Radio.

    昨日, Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the vast majority of her male colleagues are ‘delightfuland ‘committed parliamentarians’.

    But she said a few behaved badly when they had ‘too much drink’, insisting people should act ‘as if their daughter was in the room’.

    Ms Trevelyan spoke about one extraordinary incident when she was ‘pinned up against a wallby a man who is now no longer an MP.

    Ms Trevelyan told Sky News of male MPs: ‘There are a few for whom too much drink, or indeed a sort of, a view that somehow being elected makes them you know, God’s gift to women, that they can suddenly please themselves, that is never OK, that kind of behaviour, disrespect for women.

    彼女は付け加えた: ‘Fundamentally, あなたが男なら, keep your hands in your pockets and behave as you would if you had your daughter in the room.

    Ms Trevelyan told LBC Radio: ‘I’ve witnessed and been at the sharp end of misogyny from some colleagues many times over’.

    ‘We might describe it as wandering hands, もし良かったら, we might describe it as, ええと, a number of years ago being pinned up against a wall by a male MP who is now no longer in the House, I’m pleased to say, declaring that I must want him because he was a powerful man’.

    ‘These sorts of things, these power abuses that a very small minority, よかった, of male colleagues show is completely unacceptable.

    She advised women subjected to that kind of behaviour to ‘make public humiliation one of your tools’.

    しかしながら, while Ms Trevelyan described watching porn in the Commons chamber as ‘completely unacceptable’, she declined to say whether the MP involved should be sacked.

    Mr Parish pictured with Mr Johnson before the latest controversy erupted

    Mr Parish pictured with Mr Johnson before the latest controversy erupted

    ボリス・ジョンソン (pictured on a visit to Burnley earlier this week) said it would be 'unacceptable' to watch porn in the Commons

    ボリス・ジョンソン (pictured on a visit to Burnley earlier this week) said it would be ‘unacceptableto watch porn in the Commons

    Cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan reveals she was ‘pinned up against a wallby male MP as she reads riot act to sleazy politicians

    A Cabinet minister yesterday revealed she was once ‘pinned up against the wallby a male MP.

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the vast majority of her male colleagues are ‘delightfuland ‘committed parliamentarians’.

    But she said a few behaved badly when they had ‘too much drink’, insisting people should act ‘as if their daughter was in the room’.

    Ms Trevelyan spoke about one extraordinary incident when she was ‘pinned up against a wallby a man who is now no longer an MP.

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the vast majority of her male colleagues are 'delightful' and 'committed parliamentarians'

    Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the vast majority of her male colleagues are ‘delightfuland ‘committed parliamentarians

    Ms Trevelyan told Sky News of male MPs: ‘There are a few for whom too much drink, or indeed a sort of, a view that somehow being elected makes them you know, God’s gift to women, that they can suddenly please themselves, that is never OK, that kind of behaviour, disrespect for women.

    彼女は付け加えた: ‘Fundamentally, あなたが男なら, keep your hands in your pockets and behave as you would if you had your daughter in the room.

    Ms Trevelyan told LBC Radio: ‘I’ve witnessed and been at the sharp end of misogyny from some colleagues many times over’.

    ‘We might describe it as wandering hands, もし良かったら, we might describe it as, ええと, a number of years ago being pinned up against a wall by a male MP who is now no longer in the House, I’m pleased to say, declaring that I must want him because he was a powerful man’.

    ‘These sorts of things, these power abuses that a very small minority, よかった, of male colleagues show is completely unacceptable.

    She advised women subjected to that kind of behaviour to ‘make public humiliation one of your tools’.

    しかしながら, while Ms Trevelyan described watching porn in the Commons chamber as ‘completely unacceptable’, she declined to say whether the MP involved should be sacked.

    Ex-minister calls for law on public porn after seeing Tube traveller viewing material at 8am

    A former minister has called for legislation to tackle public porn watching.

    Lord Bethell revealed he saw a man ‘getting offon adult material on the Tube at 8am.

    He urged Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries to use the upcoming Online Safety Bill to ‘addressthe problem.

    ‘I saw a man getting off on porn on the tube. At 800am. School kids nearby. Addiction. No impulse control. V sad,’ Lord Bethell tweeted.

    ‘@NadineDorries. Online Safety Bill needs to address this.

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