I bet they wouldn't get away with names like Sooty and Sweep today!
Far too offensive!
I remember back in 90's the Beeb revived one of my boyhood favourites Captain Scarlet and there was a complaint from some do gooder at the race relations board?
Why you may well ask!
His name was Captain Black!
But wasn't the character white?
SNP minister Mark McDonald quits government amid claims about his private life
Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned from his post tonight
The 37-year-old said he will remain the Aberdeen Donside MSP
In a statement he said his behaviour 'might have made others uncomfortable'
By Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline
Published: 18:45, 4 November 2017 | Updated: 19:47, 4 November 2017
Mr McDonald is the first Member of the Scottish Parliament to quit Holyrood over allegations about his private life
Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned from government amid allegations about his private life.
Mr McDonald is the first Member of the Scottish Parliament to quit as a sex scandal continues to engulf Westminster.
The 37-year-old SNP member said he will remain the Aberdeen Donside MSP.
In a statement, published this evening, he said: 'It has been brought to my attention that some of my previous actions have been considered to be inappropriate – where I have believed myself to have been merely humorous or attempting to be friendly, my behaviour might have made others uncomfortable or led them to question my intentions.
MPs sex scandal - Anne Widdecombe accuses modern women of wallowing in self-pity
UNIMPRESSED Ann Widdecombe called out "wimpish" modern women as she had her say on the Westminster sex scandal.
By Aurora Bosotti
PUBLISHED: 16:01, Sat, Nov 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:48, Sat, Nov 4, 2017
The former Tory frontbencher called out women speaking up against sexual harassment at Westminster, labelling them as "helpless little snowflakes."
Speaking to RT, Mrs Widdecombe said: "I can’t believe women are being so wimpish, wallowing in self-pity, expecting the men always to protect us.
"This wasn’t what the women’s lib that I signed up to in the 70s was about. We weren’t helpless little snowflakes then, we’d have dealt with any man who actually went too far or even tried to go too far.
The former MP, who represented Maidstone until 2010, was responding to the resignation of Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon after allegations of sexual misconduct became public.
Mr Fallon admitted that his behaviour had "fallen short" of the standards expected by the troops he represented in the past.
He also admitted to repeatedly touching journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer at a dinner nearly 15 years ago.
Both parties said the matter had been resolved years ago, spurring Mrs Widdecombe to chime in saying the "world has gone completely bonkers."
Westminster sexual harassment scandal 'is a witch hunt', MP claims as accused move to deny allegations
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PM Theresa May put forward a new code of conduct and a new complaints procedure Sky News
A veteran Conservative MP has warned that the Westminster sexual harassment scandal is turning into a “witch hunt”.
Sir Roger Gale said it was difficult to refute claims about alleged incidents that happened years ago.
The MP for North Thanet urged people “not to rush to judgement”, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he believes the scandal is becoming a “witch hunt”.
He added: "I don't think there's anybody who would seek to defend rape or sexual abuse in the context there's no proof that I can see yet of any wrongdoing. How does a member of Parliament refute that?"
His comments on Saturday came as a string of MPs moved to deny allegations of inappropriate conduct.
Responding to his claims, Labour MP Harriet Harman said: “There are a lot of men saying this has been blown out of all proportion, it's a witch hunt. No, it's not a witch hunt, it's long overdue."
Theresa May is under pressure to disclose what two of her closest allies knew about allegations made against senior Conservatives, amid claims they “sat on” accusations about MPs’ conduct.
The Telegraph understands that concerns about the behaviour of Sir Michael Fallon, the former defence secretary, were raised repeatedly in the whips’ office when Gavin Barwell, who is now the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, was “number three” there.
Separately, a serious allegation about the Tory MP Charlie Elphicke, then a whip himself, was made to the office in the same period, before Gavin Williamson – whom the Prime Minister appointed on Thursday as Sir Michael’s successor – became chief whip.
'Extreme porn on Deputy PM's computer': Damian Green hit with fresh scandal as police claim they unearthed X-rated material during raid on his parliamentary office - but officer who found it was forced to quit.
Mr Green said: “This story is completely untrue and comes from a tainted and untrustworthy source - I’ve been aware for some years that the discredited former assistant commissioner Bob Quick has tried to cause me political damage by leaking false information about the raid on my parliamentary office."
Jeremy Corbyn: Westminster has warped and degrading sexual harassment culture
The Labour Party is to 'turn the spotlight on itself', according to the leader
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Jeremy Corbyn: The Labour leader said "real change” is needed Getty Images
Jeremy Corbyn has said Westminster has a “warped and degrading” culture of sexual harassment and warned that abuse of power is “hiding in plain sight”.
The Labour leader will say the recent surge in allegations must signify a turning point and a “moment of real change” at his party’s North West conference on Sunday.
He is expected to say: "Labour is committed not just to challenging a warped and degrading culture in Westminster, and across society, but to overturning it.
"Faced with the ongoing revelations about sexual harassment, we must make this a turning point and a moment of real change.
"We must say 'no more'. We must no longer allow women, or anyone else for that matter, to be abused in the workplace or anywhere else.
"This is not about peering into some dark recesses. This kind of abuse, sexism and misogyny, has been hiding in plain sight. It is all around us.”
The remarks follow criticism of Mr Corbyn for appointing now suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins to the shadow cabinet after allegations against him had surfaced.
Mr Hopkins "categorically" denied claims of inappropriate conduct made by party activist Ava Etemadzadeh.
Labour is investigating Ms Etemadzadeh's allegations that the MP sent her suggestive texts and acted inappropriately.
Addressing delegates in Blackpool, Mr Corbyn will say Labour is "turning the spotlight on itself".
He will also say a leading barrister has been appointed to investigate "if and how the party got it so painfully wrong" in the case of Bex Bailey, an activist who claims she was raped at a Labour event and was discouraged from reporting the alleged attack after an official said it would damage her career.
Crackdown on Parliament 'cheap' drinking culture after Westminster sex scandals
A CRACKDOWN on the subsidised drinking culture in Parliament is to be launched in the wake of the Westminster sex scandal.
By Camilla Tominey and Kate Devlin
PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Nov 5, 2017
Andrea Leadsom will head an investigation around alcohol consumption at parliament
Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom will head an investigation into the rules around alcohol consumption on the parliamentary estate as part of a bid to “clean up” politics following a string of lurid revelations about MPs’ conduct.
An independent body will be set up to allow staff to report grievances against their bosses without jeopardising their careers.
As well as creating a “proper human resources function”, Mrs Leadsom will look at the “bars and the rules about drinking, socialising and accessing Westminster”.
A source said: “MPs drinking in subsidised bars is not a good look. The public doesn’t like it. Equally it cannot be right that employees can swipe in mates for cheap drinks at taxpayers’ expense.”
Shame their not as strident on paedophiles and Asian sex gangs.
To be perfectly honest if any of this happened more than a day the best thing they can all do is keep their mouths quiet ,to my way of thinking their all trying to climb the greasy pole seems some preferred different poles.
The women are worse than the men for keeping quiet,deal with it as it happened for their own self respect or shut the f..k up and realise their ambition overrides their morals.
As I’ve said before you tried to pull this stuff around the girls l knew growing up you got a volley or worse.
Most of em are old boilers anyhow.
Tory MP's sex attack on Labour MP in taxi after boozy night out
It is alleged that the incident involving the two male MPs happened in 2014 after a night out drinking and there are suggestions a date rape drug may have been used
Keir MudieNigel NelsonPolitical Editor
22:12, 4 NOV 2017Updated23:24, 4 NOV 2017
The Labour MP has accused the Tory MP of booze-fuelled sex attack (Image: www.alamy.com)
A Tory MP is today sensationally accused of a boozy sexual assault on a male Labour MP in a cab.
The Conservative, also male, is now among a dozen MPs who could lose their seats in the growing storm around the Westminster sex harassment scandal.
Labour rights campaigner John Mann is compiling a little black book of the offenders as new allegations continue to swirl through the Commons.
Mr Mann, 57, the MP for Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire, said: “There will be at least 12 by-elections as a result of this.
“There are also going to have to be more Cabinet resignations.”
It is alleged that the incident involving the two male MPs happened in 2014 after a night out drinking.
There were suggestions a date rape drug might have been used.
The victim did not want to talk about what happened.
I shouldn't think he did, but the lesson is, don't go out with tory MP's. They have a record of shafting people.
Says it all 2008!
This country is an international laughing stock,seems the country is on the verge national nervous breakdown,good job the Borgias ain’t about they’ed have something to moan (literally) about.