MPs should avoid parliament’s bars and go home instead to reduce the “poisonous” culture of inappropriate and sexist behaviour, the defence secretary has said.
Ben Wallace said that there is a “problem with the overall culture” in parliament after two female Tory MPs said that they had seen a male colleague watching pornography on their phone in the House of Commons.
Wallace told Times Radio: “The fundamental problem of Westminster is the overall culture that hundreds and hundreds of people are working long hours in a place with bars and that mix becomes poisonous.
Ben Wallace said that long working hours and alcohol are a bad mix
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“We see all sorts of problems, and that’s been going on for decades and it’s not easy to fix. We’ve seen lots of problems in the bars over the decades. We’ve