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Fallon resignation ‘absurd and ridiculous’

A journalist who was touched on the knee by Sir Michael Fall..

A journalist who was touched on the knee by Sir Michael Fallon has described the Defence Secretary's resignation as "ridiculous".

Sir Michael apologised to Ms Hartley-Brewer on Monday, after it emerged he "overstepped the mark" with the commentator at a Tory party conference dinner in 2002.

Reacting to news of the Defence Secretary's resignation, Ms Hartley-Brewer told Sky News she was "incredibly shocked".

She said: "If this is over kneegate, him touching my knee 15 years ago and me not having any issue with it today, this is the most insane, absurd and ridiculous resignation of a cabinet minister ever.

"However I don't think that is the reason."

Video:'I may have fallen below high standards' – Fallon

She added: "I doubt very much if one of the standards they require in the armed forces means that no man in the military has ever touched the knee of a younger woman.

"I think he has been a very good Defence Secretary and I'm sad that a leading member of this Government has fallen at a time when this Government is on very shaky ground.

"I want a Government that can run the country and push through Brexit."

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