David Davis (left) and Diane Abbott.

I’m afraid it very much looks like he did.

It seems the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU leaned in to kiss Diane Abbott in the Strangers’ Bar of the House of Commons after she voted to support the Article 50 Bill yesterday evening.

But the gesture was extremely unwelcome and Ms Abbott reportedly told him to go forth and multiply, in the nastiest way possible.

Her attitude is entirely understandable. She didn’t want to vote for Brexit but was caught between a rock and a hard place, as many ‘Remain’-supporting MPs were, because of the result of the EU referendum last year.

Mr Davis, knowing that, tried to kiss her in what we can only conclude was mocking thanks for her reluctant support of the Bill.

Not only is that extremely insensitive on an emotional level but it is also highly presumptuous physically.

But don’t just take my word for it – here’s Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin in Left Foot Forward: “This was a senior member of the government engaging in behaviour that violates basic workplace ethics, confident that he could harrass a senior member of the shadow cabinet with impunity.

“His behaviour is offensive and disrespectful to Abbott — who has repeatedly been a target for sexism and racism — but it also raises serious questions about Davis’s attitude to women generally, and his treatment of younger, more vulnerable women he encounters.

“For those young women, who put up with sexism for fear of losing out professionally if they complain, the message this gives is that there’s no level of success that will shield them from the lecherous and powerful men of Westminster.

“One of parliament’s longest sitting members? Doesn’t matter. Shadowing on of the great offices of state? Doesn’t matter. There will always be someone who’s willing to humiliate you then ‘walk off laughing’.

“In yesterday’s debate, Conservative MPs were outraged to hear Jess Phillips criticising the Tories’ record on inequality, and jumped to defend their supposedly feminist prime minister.

“If Theresa May wants to prove her commitment to women’s rights, she should start by getting her own house in order.”

Brexit secretary David Davis tried to kiss Diane Abbott in a House of Commons bar last night, so she told him to “f**k off”.

The incident reportedly occurred in Strangers’ Bar, a popular watering hole for MPs in the House of Commons.

He reportedly “walked off laughing”.

Source: Tory David Davis ‘leans in to kiss’ Diane Abbott in Commons bar, so she tells him to ‘f**k off’

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