Sir Michael Fallon: Sevenoaks constituents are asking why, if his behaviour fell below the standard required of a Cabinet minister, he thinks it is of a high enough standard to continue representing them in Parliament [Image: AFP].

“I know where you can put them to warm them up”.

We all knew there had to be more to Sir Michael Fallon’s resignation than touching Julia Hartley-Brewer’s knee 15 years ago.

His friends have denied that he would ever say something so “appalling” – but he has resigned, so what are we supposed to think?

Are there worse revelations to follow?

Former Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon was forced to resign after a cabinet colleague accused him of using inappropriate language, it has been claimed.

He is alleged to have responded to Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom complaining that she had cold hands by saying: “I know where you can put them to warm them up”.

Mrs Leadsom reportedly went to Number 10 on Tuesday [with] a complaint about offensive remarks and insisted he had to go.

Sir Michael … dramatically resigned on Wednesday night after admitting his behaviour had “fallen short” of what was expected of the armed forces.

Source: Michael Fallon forced to quit after cabinet colleague Andrea Leadsom accused him of inappropriate comments


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