Pressure to resign mounting for Damian Green as he denies having pornography on his computer

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Pornography has been found on a computer from the Commons office of senior Tory MP Damian Green. The computer was seized in 2008 during an inquiry about government leaks.

Green has denied that the pornography was his. Yet Scotland Yard’s Neil Lewis has said “the computer was in Mr Green’s office, on his desk, logged in, his account, his name.” Lewis continued, saying “In between browsing pornography, he was sending emails from his account, his personal account, reading documents. He believes it is “ridiculous to suggest anybody else could have done it.”

As Prime Minister Theresa May’s right hand man, there is pressure on Green to resign. Although the pornography has not been deemed illegal in any way, as Labour’s Jess Phillips, the chair of parliament’s women and equalities committee, put it: “Would you be fired if you looked at pornography on your work computer? The problem for me in all of this is how people use their power to not live by the same rules that everybody else has to.”

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