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Michael Fallon resigns as Defence Secretary after admitting past conduct may have 'fallen short'

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Sir Michael Fallon has resigned as Defence Secretary in the wake of allegations about sexually inappropriate behaviour after admitting that his past conduct may have "fallen below" the high standards expected of him .

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...gns-defence-secretary-admitting-past-conduct/

    Sorry,but I don't believe he resigned because of a hand on a knee more than a decade ago. There must be something else behind him taking this decision. Don't know what but.....
     
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    Blue Marlin 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    about time, good riddance to bad rubbish, not for putting his hand on some journalists knee
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Apparently,many in the defence circle regretted this decision.

    Anyway,Gavin Williamson has been named as new defence secretary. No apparent defence experience or expertise. His appointment comes at a difficult time where he will have to literally save the defence from more cuts.

    Gavin Williamson replaces Michael Fallon as defence secretary

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41844320
     
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    Blue Marlin 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    resigning because of the scandel is a bad move, lets just hope gavin likes guns and big things that go boom
     
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    Seeing a sudden spurt of Sexual Harassment cases in West, is this some operation of FemiNazis to target worldwide?
     
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    The Fallon guy had a fallen conduct, but stopped short of admitting what fell where :facepalm:
     
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    Right, next time someone puts their hand on my shoulder or shakes my hands, sexual harassment suit coming.
     
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    Sexual harassment cases come up when years of ransom suddenly come to an end.
     
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    True, but there seems to a pattern recently, #MeToo Campaign, its not due to coincidence.
     
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    Even invading private space, clapping, is seen as triggers for snowflakes nowadays, Too much victim card peddling being done nowadays by snowflakes.
     
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    Going on the London Underground is greater sexual harassment than many claimants have experienced.
     
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    Try the Mumbai locals or the Delhi Metro in peak hours .You'd bring yourself to looking forward to riding the Underground .
     
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    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I know, Tokyo is bad too.

     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Chief whip made Defence Secretary after May instigates Sir Michael Fallon's sudden resignation
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/pol...er-fear-who-is-next-in-line-for-a3674616.html


     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if the EU is behind this.
     

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