Well now, let’s jump to two immediate and inescapable conclusions:
1. Tory MPs must be a uniformly nasty lot if such a code is deemed necessary. If there were only a few Members given to such behaviour, cases would be dealt with individually.
2. Making the code voluntary is tantamount to saying ‘of course, if you really want to bully, abuse and/or harass your staff, we won’t stand in your way.’
Thought-provoking, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Commons has expressed his intention to set up a telephone hotline for victims of abuse, such is the culture of bullying and sexual harassment now prevalent in the British parliament.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, kids in Britain are taught that our parliament is one of the things we Brits should be most proud of. Ah, right…