Stephanie criticises Foreign Secretary

As reported in the Mirror on 15th June, Stephanie has criticised the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, after findings from an internal staff survey revealed that the Foreign Office has the worst levels of discrimination, bullying and harassment of any government department.

Nearly one in six civil servants at the FCO had experienced sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination in the last year.

Disturbing findings from the staff survey reveal more than one in eight had experienced bullying or harassment.

Both figures have risen since Johnson took over from Philip Hammond who is now the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Though nearly half of the victims said that they had officially reported the behaviour, only one in five of them believed it had been resolved.

It comes in the wake of harassment reports across Westminster including accusations of bullying levelled against the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow - which he denies.

Commenting, Stephanie said: 'With Britain facing foreign policy crises on a global scale, we need a Foreign Secretary who is as serious as the task they face.

'Unfortunately, Theresa May has given us Boris instead - a politician who has gone from a national joke to an international joke.

'Strong leadership is needed to achieve real culture change but Boris is the last person who could lead by example when it comes to acceptable behaviour in the workplace.

'He would rather run the Ministry of Offence than behave like Britain’s top diplomat.'