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There are practical things May can do to tackle abuse—so let’s make sure she does them

Women have bravely spoken out. Now, both parties need to take concrete steps towards making things better... regardless of what Boris Johnson is up to

By Megan Corton Scott  

File photo dated 18/09/13 of the Houses of Parliament in London, as Labour women MPs have hit out at "disappointing" plans agreed by party leaders to introduce new safeguards for parliamentary staff following Westminster sleaze allegations.

Given the furore over Priti Patel and Boris Johnson, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether the harassment scandal in Westminster is now somehow over. It’s been two weeks since the Conservative party spreadsheet, containing information on ‘disgraced’ MPs, went public. The intention behind this spreadsheet was as clear as day: to document potential embarrassments to the party, rather than to collate stories of sexual harassment and assault. Poor Amber Rudd, to have the rumours…

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