The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner has found that Keir Starmer breached parliamentary rules on the declaration of MPs’ interests no fewer than eight times – five more than were in the original complaint against him.
Starmer failed to declare, within the required timeframe, eight separate ‘interests’, including a five-figure book advance, a land sale and gifts from football teams.
The Commissioner decided that he had not intended to mislead, a charitable conclusion that is more than can be said for his refusal, during his campaign to become Labour leader, to reveal the massively wealthy anti-Corbyn donors that were bankrolling it, despite his rivals revealing theirs -twisting himself into pretzels to try to justify his evasiveness in an excruciating broadcast interview.
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