Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Flirtations, inappropriate and appropriate

[Michael Fallon] apologised earlier this week over an incident 15 years ago in which he made unwanted advances to the journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer, repeatedly placing his hand on her knee, although Hartley-Brewer herself insisted that, “no one was remotely upset or distressed” by it.

But friends of Fallon suggested there may have been similar such incidents more recently, saying, “he would absolutely concede that some of the flirtation has been inappropriate”.
The resignation of Michael Fallon, as reported in the Guardian.

Naturally, Michael Fallon hasn't apologised for his longstanding flirtation with a terrorist-supporting regime run by misogynistic war criminals and serial human rights abusers. Friends and arms manufacturers have described this relationship as "entirely appropriate",  adding that "nobody could be remotely upset or distressed” by his Saudi flirtation,  with the possible exception of the regime's numerous victims, many of whom are now dead, anyway.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is coming under increasing pressure to tackle the collateral damage caused by Fallon's inappropriateness by urgently deploying a UN peacekeeping mission to Julia Hartley-Brewer's left knee.