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Bullying in Westminster is nothing new – it's been ignored for decades

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Gemma White QC’s report into harassment, sexual misconduct and bullying at Westminster will make anyone who cares about the nature of our politics feel ashamed.

It’s more evidence, if any were needed, that the problem is extensive and that, despite significant improvements led by a cross-party group of MPs, including myself, the culture that allowed the consequences of such behaviour to fester is still resisting meaningful change or justice.

The complex power relationships that lie behind it have built a wall of silence and denial. White’s report must be the force which finally knocks that wall down and breathes fresh air into what far too many experience as an uncomfortable, alienating and even destructive working environment.

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