Sir Michael Fallon was forced to quit as defence secretary after a Cabinet colleague accused him of making lewd remarks, it emerged last night.
He is said to have told Andrea Leadsom, who had complained of having cold hands, “I know where you can put them to warm them up”.
A source familiar with the controversy alleged that Sir Michael had been “tactile” and had also put his arm around Mrs Leadsom.
The Leader of the Commons subsequently reported the remarks to Number 10 two days ago and insisted he must be sacked over a string of offensive comments, according to reports.
Mrs Leadsom’s complaint is said to focus on comments made by Sir Michael at meetings of the Commons Treasury select committee six years ago.
Jeez, given the things some of them have inflicted upon us that seems a little harsh.