Theresa May looking for new minister in wake of Sir Michael Fallon's shock resignation

Theresa May looking for new minister in wake of Sir Michael Fallon's shock resignation

The Defence Secretary announced his departure on Wednesday

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Theresa May is tasked with the appointment of a new Defence Secretary in the wake of Sir Michael Fallon’s shock resignation last night.

In the first instance in the wake of the Westminster ‘sex pest’ scandal, Fallon quit after he admitted his behaviour had fallen short of high standards required of the armed forces in the past.

The announcement comes in the wake of reports he had repeatedly put his hand on Julia Hartley-Brewer’s knee at an event in 2002.

In an interview with James Whale in the wake of the resignation, our host – who has repeatedly insisted she does not see herself as a victim – said she didn’t believe the reports around the incident involving her was the cause of it.

Fallon’s departure will prompt speculation if there will be others to follow as the furore over the allegations continues. 

Theresa May is due to meet with other party leaders to discuss a procedure for reporting sexual harassment in Westminster.

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