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Fallon addresses MPs for first time since resignation

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

Sir Michael Fallon

The MP for Sevenoaks has spoken in parliament for the first time since resigning from the Cabinet.

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon stood down on 1 November as part of the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Westminster, admitting his "previous conduct" towards women had fallen below "acceptable standards".

Speaking during a Commons debate on the Budget, the Conservative Euro-sceptic urged fellow MPs to be more positive about the UK leaving the European Union.

Brexit Britain demands a bigger vision. More confident, outward looking, self rewarding.

Let us build on this successful, sensible Budget to enable Britain to be bolder still."

Sir Michael FallonMP for Sevenoaks
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