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Thursday, 2 November 2017

British Defense Sec.Sir Michael Fallon Resigns Amidst Harassment Scandal

British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has resigned, saying his behaviour may have "fallen short" of the standards expected by the UK military. He is the first politician to quit following recently revealed claims of serious s§xual abuse in Parliament.




The BBC understands fresh claims about his behaviour were raised on Wednesday, but Downing Street refused to comment.


Political editor Laura Kuenssberg said that sources close to him do not believe he is "some kind of predator", but that he had not felt that he could guarantee that he would be able to account for every encounter in his long ministerial career.






In his resignation letter, Sir Michael said: 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 that in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the Armed Forces that I have the honour to represent. The culture has changed over the years, what might have been acceptable 15, 10 years ago is clearly not acceptable now.


When asked if he thought he should apologise, Mr Fallon said: "I think we've all got to look back now at the past, there are always things you regret, you would have done differently." He added that it had been a "privilege" to have been defence secretary over the past three and a half years.


In response, Mrs Theresa May accepted his resignation and paid tribute to "a long and impressive ministerial career - serving in four Departments of State under four prime ministers". Fallon was described by sources in her ruling Conservative Party as a political “Rottweiler”.

Culled from BBC News

5 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Hmmm....he jejely left before they start coming.

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

Kyari and others should do the same. Are we not following their model?

Ify Lovie Lovie said...

Follow fire!
Most Africa's rulers CAN never resign even when the evidence before them and the whole world is gleaning, they will be doing us 'the more you look, the less you understand'.

Beloved said...

I am telling you 😁

Prince lexton said...

Yori ask Zuma that question?

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