Reports of this incident are shocking and come at a time when 56 MPs, including three Cabinet ministers, are facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Pornography is a proven driver of sex inequality in society and it is completely unacceptable that this act of sexism could have taken place at the heart of government.
As unacceptable as watching pornography in any workplace would be, the House of Commons isn’t just any workplace. This is where laws are debated and made to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, including children. Most recently this has included the Online Safety Bill. It’s deeply concerning that the anybody who holds responsibility for making these laws could think it’s acceptable to consume pornography in the very place where these laws are made.
Read more about the incident here.