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While we titter about Damian Green and porn, Parliament has a serious harassment problem

We can laugh at the behaviour of MPs—but we can't let it distract us from a deep-rooted issue that should have already been addressed

By Stephanie Boland  

Damian Green's resignation shouldn't distract us from Parliament's harassment problem. Photo: PA

“Parliament,” my friend joked, “really is full of”—well, you can guess. Damian Green, late of Theresa May’s cabinet, has been asked to resign after an investigation found that lying about pornography on his computer breached the ministerial code.

Aside from jokes like the above about MPs being literally what we always thought they were metaphorically, Twitter is tittering about Green “spending more time with his hobbies,” while the Houses of Parliament enjoy “a sudden increase in bandwidth.”

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