Tory MP repeatedly breached ethics rules for two companies paying him £112k a year
In yet another sign of the catastrophic collapse of this country’s democracy under the Tories and Keir Starmer’s non-opposition, Boris Johnson plans to save Tory MP Owen Paterson today by dissolving the Standards Committee that found Paterson repeatedly and ‘egregiously’ broke ethics rules to promote two companies paying him over £100,000 – and replacing it with one run by… John Whittingdale.
The cross-party committee last week found that Paterson had breached no fewer than four different parts of the MPs’ code of conduct by using his position on behalf of companies that paid him £112,000 a year. Paterson has denied any wrongdoing.
Now a motion put forward by former Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom has already been signed by 59 Tory MPs – and Boris Johnson is telling others to vote for it – to overturn the committee’s recommendation that Paterson be suspended from the Commons for thirty ‘sitting days’, which could have triggered a by-election.
And the Tories plan to replace the Standards Committee – which voted unanimously against Paterson – with an ‘overhauled’ Tory-majority body run by John Whittingdale, who was at the centre of a press cover-up surrounding his relationship with a professional dominatrix with gangland connections and a trip to Amsterdam that he did not declare in the register of MPs’ interests.
That Johnson and co can even think of such a course of action, let alone get away with it, is unspeakably damning of the state of this country and those who took it there or carried the bags of those who did. The UK has become a tinpot regime in a process aided and abetted by the complicit ‘mainstream’ media and the Establishment-friendly plants in what remains of the Labour party.
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