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02.26.13

Britain's Liberal Democrats Need a Sexual Harassment Training

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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”.