• Monday, August 15, 2022

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Inquiry finds culture of bullying, harassment in Parliament

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has been accused of bullying

By: Sarwar Alam

The findings of a new inquiry released on Monday (15) concluded that a “disturbing” culture of bullying and harassment had been tolerated and concealed for too long in the UK Parliament. The independent report, commissioned by Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom earlier this year amid a series of allegations against MPs and parliamentary staff, said there was a tradition of “deference and silence” that “actively sought to cover up abusive conduct” and gave no protection to those reporting bullying or sexual harassment. The inquiry, conducted by retired judge Dame Laura Cox, said parliamentary employees had been subject…

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