Ruth Davidson says "the dam has broken" in Westminster harassment scandal

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Fallon resigned his cabinet position last night (Source: Getty)

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said this morning that the "dam has broken" in Westminster's sexual harassment scandal.

Last night, the scandal that has been engulfing parliament in recent weeks claimed its first cabinet minister. Defence secretary Michael Fallon resigned after he was accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

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Speaking on the BBC's Today Programme, Ruth Davidson said it was right for Fallon to resign his position.

"The dam has broken on this now and these male-dominated professions, overwhelmingly male-dominated professions where the boys only locker-room culture has prevailed, and it's all been a bit of a laugh, has got to stop," she said.

Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs yesterday that she will lead a cross-party effort to crack down on sexual misconduct in Westminster.

May will meet with other party leaders next week to discuss setting up an independent reporting method for victims of sexual harassment.

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