According to his register of MP’s interests
Keir Starmer and his front bench have been attacking the Tories for their non-parliamentary earnings. There is much to criticise.
But Starmer’s front bench has numerous occupants who have taken money from huge corporations, including press and other companies hostile to Labour and to socialism – and Starmer himself has earned extensively outside Parliament while an MP, as analysis of his register of interests since 2016 reveals, including from a firm that has represented the Labour right against the party.
In total, Starmer appears to have earned almost £87,000 in just 275 hours, at an average rate of around £315.00. Further payments may yet be declared.
His defenders have pointed out that his most recent payments relate to work done before he was Labour leader – but they still relate to work while he was an MP:
And as a Sky News interview yesterday revealed, in 2017 Starmer was in talks to take an ongoing ‘consultancy job’ with Mishcon de Reya, a firm which has acted for right-wing Labour clients against the party on numerous occasions.
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