Friday, 9 March 2018

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow named in bullying claims

Complaints that MPs bullied, harassed and intimidated House of Commons staff have been uncovered in an investigation by BBC Two's Newsnight.

Female workers described aggressive and threatening behaviour, saying complaints were not taken seriously.

Among those accused of bullying was Speaker John Bercow, whose private secretary left her job in 2011.

His spokesman rejects the allegation he behaved in such a manner, "either eight years ago, or at any other time".

"Any suggestion to the contrary is simply untrue," he said.
The House of Commons said it did not tolerate bullying or harassment, however Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson called for a "thorough, independent investigation".

BBC       News.