British politics are in an uproar over a sex harassment scandal in the Liberal Democratic party. The Telegraph has a useful summary of the story here, including this primer on what not to say to quell it:
Some Lib Dem supporters sought to dismiss the allegations as overblown. Jasper Gerard, a friend and biographer of Mr Clegg, said on Radio 4: “It was only touching a woman’s knee, it’s hardly Jimmy Savile.”
Lord Greaves, a Lib Dem peer, suggested that “people just calm down a bit” adding that “fairly mild sexual advances” were “hardly an offence”.