Thank you, Mr Speaker.
“She’s so cute. So sweet. I can’t wait to beat her.”
“Can she take a beating?”
Those are not my words, but the words of Andrew Griffiths while barraging two of his female constituents with thousands of sexual text messages. Last night, the Leader of the House’s party gave him and Charlie Elphicke the Whip back without any due process. What message does this send about how any process in this place can ever be trusted? I ask the Leader of the House to answer that question and also to tell me what matters more—political power or tackling victims of sexual harassment and abuse?