In an interview with the Daily Mail, Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale has blamed the Westminster sexual harassment scandal on female journalists and calling them “wilting flowers”.
Sir Roger Gale, who’s been the MP for Thanet North for 35 years, said:
“[M]ainly female journalists are responsible.
“There are female journalists who after years have suddenly said “oh well you know I had an experience”…
“I’m sorry, where are all these people coming from who are such wilting flowers?
“Nobody makes a journalist go and have lunch with a Member of Parliament and drink.”
Gale’s comments are abhorrent and he has no place sitting on the Conservative benches or in the Conservative Party. Will the new Chief Whip act quickly to punish Gale?