Lord Rennard

I’m utterly sickened by this story of a man trying to talk to a woman on a train

29 August 2015 9:00 am

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men,…

A wonderful time was had by all at the Utter Arse of the Year awards

3 January 2015 9:00 am

A glittering cast list, delicious food and spectacular entertainment — I just wish you could have been there. But tickets were…

I wouldn't have accepted Lord Rennard's apology – but then he shouldn't have made it

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Shirley Williams has a point when she says that Lord Rennard’s alleged harassment of four female Lib Dem colleagues was…

Lord Rennard's hand-brushing is nothing. I'll tell you what true violation is

22 February 2014 9:00 am

‘In my opinion,’ says Alistair Webster QC, author of the Liberal Democrats’ internal report into Lord Rennard’s droit de seigneur-style…

Why didn't Bridget Harris just slap Lord Rennard?

25 January 2014 9:00 am

When I was promoted to being editor of a programme at the BBC, back in the late 1990s, my line…

MPs grope men too

25 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the women who work at Westminster who can expect to receive unwelcome advances. I should know

Aristotle on public relations

2 March 2013 9:00 am

So many people’s reputation is under threat these days — from bankers to cardinals to the Lib Dem peer Lord…

Lord Rennard, Mark Oaten and the Lib Dems’ embarrassing adolescence

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Imagine if seven Tory Cabinet ministers had resigned since David Cameron became Prime Minister. Then think about another seven being…

The Spectator’s Notes

2 March 2013 9:00 am

On the BBC television news on Monday night, the first three items concerned alleged misbehaviour by the famous — Cardinal…

Lord Rennard doesn’t need an inquiry. He needs a swift kick to the shin

2 March 2013 9:00 am

I was seated at a rather stiff and formal BBC dinner a dozen or so years back, one of those…

Stop shouting at Hilary Mantel – there are real outrages to address

2 March 2013 9:00 am

It started the other week, when David Cameron was in India. Although it started like a bout of malaria starts,…

Sorry, but Parliament is full of sex pests

2 March 2013 9:00 am

In Westminster, ‘inappropriate behaviour’ is a way of life – and the Lib Dems are the worst offenders