As the Trump-Russia affair overwhelms the grosser Weinstein scandal in the United States, exactly the opposite is happening in Britain, where a spreadsheet detailing sexual misconduct by Conservative members of Parliament caused the resignation of the defense secretary yesterday but eclipsed allegations that dark money from Russia was involved in manipulating the Brexit vote last year. As yet, there is no competition between the two scandals, because the abuse revelations constitute a crisis for a government already paralyzed by the Brexit negotiations. However, other ministers are expected to follow Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, who has admitted acting inappropriately on at least one occasion—a hand on the knee of conservative commentator Julia Hartley-Brewer years ago. If May loses Green, a close ally since they worked together at the Home Office, she could find that her premiership becomes unworkable. She looked very weak in Parliament yesterday when confronted by the talented, young Labour MP Lisa Nandy, who disclosed that three times in the past she had personally warned May that party whips, rather than investigating sexual abuse, were using the allegations to threaten miscreant MPs, a claim which visibly shook the prime minister.
British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns amid sex scandal
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On June 5, , British Secretary of War John Profumo resigns his post following revelations that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute. John Dennis Profumo was appointed secretary of war by Macmillan in As war minister, he was in charge of overseeing the British army. The post was a junior cabinet position, but Profumo looked a good candidate for future promotion. She was frolicking naked by the Cliveden pool. Keeler was at Cliveden as a guest of Dr.
A history of BP's US disasters
This month investigation found up to 1, girls, as young as 11, raped, sold for sex, and even killed for over 40 years in Telford, located miles southeast of London. The Mirror reported :. Police conducted an inquiry into child prostitution called Operation Chalice, which led to imprisonment of seven men in But people told the authorities about the abuse decades before Chalice.
Bad management and a communications breakdown by BP and its Macondo well partners caused the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico , the White House oil spill commission said today. A report to the commission said safety lapses were "chronic" at the company and improvements to its systems still needed to be made. In its final public deliberations before delivering its findings to Barack Obama next month, the commission said the fatal blowout on BP's well could have been avoided. A report by expert staff said all three companies — BP, Halliburton, and Transocean — were guilty of bad management.