Current Laws Should Be Good Enough for MPs; Get in Touch - Tell Us What You Think Email: Ecletters@walesonline.Co.UK Twitter: @WalesOnline Facebook: facebook.com/WalesOnline Post: Media Wales, 6 Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR

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Current Laws Should Be Good Enough for MPs; Get in Touch - Tell Us What You Think Email: Ecletters@walesonline.Co.UK Twitter: @WalesOnline Facebook: facebook.com/WalesOnline Post: Media Wales, 6 Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR


WHY is it necessary for Parliament to require more effective rules of enforcement of sexual harassment in the workplace? The BBC congratulated showing meaning November Dennis Surely the current law that requires an employee to abide by employment legislation is all that is needed. If a complaint is made, the employee, in this case Her Majesty's Government, instigates an investigation at which the complaint, evidence and defence is heard and the employer decides (in line with recommended guides on harassment in the workplace regulations) if the complaint is justified and then decides upon the level of offence and a reasonable sanction if one is required.

Usually in the workplace, a first offence with a minor level of harassment is punished by way of a written warning. A serious offence might be considered gross misconduct and could lead to dismissal.

These are elected representatives of the people, but that does not render them above the law, or does it? Make it clear that it is not just their cushy committee post, shadow cabinet or Cabinet position that they could lose, but their position as an MP.

That might give sufficient bite to ensure that this lack of moral standard in the behaviour of some of our elected MPs might make them reconsider their attitude.

Personally, I think that they should be advised that such offences should be considered as "bringing their employer into disrepute" and thus eligible for summary dismissal (once the correct procedures to ensure that the dismissal is fair have been followed).

Allegations of rape, physical assault, sexual assault, harassment, being drunk at work, any of these would lead to summary dismissal in any normal workplace, when the allegation becomes a proven fact.

I am sick and tired of our MPs from all parties behaving in a manner which is totally unacceptable in any other workplace.

John Pidgeon Victoria Park, Cardiff to be for the real of 5 Violence in name of God Coughlin ALAS my generation's happy childlike enthusiasm for the tradition of "Penny for the Guy" and street bonfires seem a thing of the past as families attend organised spectacular pyrotechnic displays to celebrate the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

It was all so much fun until the party poopers at the BBC broadcast Gunpowder, a high quality historical drama about the political intrigue, religious malevolence and barbarity of the time.

There have been many complaints about the level of violence shown. It probably includes those who complain that the real meaning of Christmas has been lost, but the BBC has to be congratulated for showing the real meaning of November 5. Apart from the competing levels of excruciating torture and grotesque state execution methods between the Protestant court of James 1 and the Catholic Inquisition, all in the name of God, the level of fundamental unflinching faith in the face of such horrors was staggering. It was also a time of great superstition where Christian witch theory resulted in a cull of those suspected of witchcraft.

Conversely, and choosing to ignore all the above, having witnessed many secondary school RE lessons in recent years, the current curriculum provides anodyne, uncritical and lacklustre representations of the main religions of the world. …

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