The United Kingdom's defense secretary, Michael Fallon, has resigned after he was accused of making inappropriate "'lewd" comments towards Minister of Energy and Climate Change, Andrea Leadsom. Fallon quit on Wednesday, saying his general conduct fell short of expected standards, but has "categorically denied" the allegations.
The claims, made by The Sun and Daily Mail, date back to 2010 to 2012, when the two were members of the same parliamentary committee. The newspapers claim that Fallon was forced to quit when Leadsom complained to Prime Minister Theresa May about the alleged incident.
Fallon will be replaced by Gavin Williamson, a rather unknown member of parliament, but (in)famous for keeping a pet tarantula, Cronus, on his desk.
This is Cronus, by the way.
It's worth knowing that Cronus was the Greek god who castrated his father to rise to power and ate his children to stop them from doing the same.
And it's fair to say that people have mixed feelings on Cronus.
Talking about his pet tarantula, the new defence secretary once said "Cronus is a perfect example of an incredibly clean, ruthless killer"— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) November 2, 2017
Gavin Williamson named his pet tarantula after the Greek God Cronus, who came to power by castrating his own father before eating his own children to ensure they wouldn’t oust him.— Charles B. Anthony (@CharlesBAnthony) November 2, 2017
Someone you can obviously trust then
Britian's new defence minister, Gavin Williamson, not well known but famous for keeping a pet tarantula, Cronus, on his desk while Tory whip— Paul Waldie (@pwaldieGLOBE) November 2, 2017
We're sure everything will be fine.