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Sexual harassment can’t be handled by the usual Westminster rumour-mill

If Theresa May wants to show she is taking the issue seriously, she needs to put proper structures in place—and fast

By Stephanie Boland  

Michael Fallon has resigned from his ministerial position. Photo: PA

“The first casualty,” was how one BBC broadcast described Michael Fallon’s resignation. The former defence minister stepped down from his post following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with women, saying that his past behaviour may not have measured up to the standards set by the armed forces.

“Casualty” is a curious way of describing Fallon, hinting not only at the idea that a man whose own behaviour forces him to step down from a cabinet job has been wounded,…

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