Some of the alleged unwanted advances go back many years, prompting questions about why the party had failed to act earlier.
On Sunday a spokesman for Lord Rennard repeated his denials that he had pestered female staff or offered funding to candidates in return for sexual favours.
1) Over the years he said “Hey Babe, fancy a shag?” to some of the people he met through his political work?
2) Over the years he said “Babe, to get on in this party you have to shag me”?
The point being that 1) is how you get an extra-marital legover. You ask people if they are interested.
2) Is pretty sleazy but no more than that. The trade of a position of power for sex.
I think I’d agree that if it was 2) then it was “wrong” in hte sense that Something Must Be Done. But I am equally sure that if it was 1) then this is just normal life folks.