‘Some bad apples’: senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny

Government faces growing pressure to tackle sexual misconduct in Westminster as Kwasi Kwarteng rejects idea of inherent sexism

The government faces intense pressure from its own MPs and opposition parties to take action over misogyny and harassment in Westminster after a senior minister denied institutional problems, saying the issue was simply “some bad apples”.

A day after the Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned for watching pornography in the Commons, and as yet more allegations emerged about seemingly endemic sexual misconduct, a Tory ex-minister said Kwasi Kwarteng’s comments “dismissed and belittled” the experiences of female MPs.

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