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Conservative MPs have been accused of raising more than £ 1 million in advisory fees as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson for Westminster ‘sleaze’, with former Attorney General Geoffrey Cox centering the row for his work for the British Virgin Islands.
Analysis published overnight shows that Conservative MPs have received more than £ 1.7 million in advisory fees since the beginning of the year, with one in seven receiving money from outside interests. Anneliese Dodds, leader of the Labor Party, said this showed that there was “something rotten” at the heart of the Conservative Party.
The prime minister insisted that Britain is “not even remotely a corrupt country.” His comments on Wednesday followed last week’s decision to order his MPs to prevent the suspension of Owen Paterson for violating lobbying rules by creating a conservative-dominated committee, a move that sparked outrage in Westminster.
Boris Johnson insists Britain ‘is not a corrupt country from afar’
Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain is “not remotely corrupt” amid the continuing fallout from the conduct of some MPs, scrutiny from second-place politicians and concerns about political stupidity.
The prime minister’s remarks on Wednesday followed last week’s decision to order his MPs to prevent the suspension of Owen Paterson for violating lobbying rules by creating a conservative-dominated committee, a move that sparked outrage in Westminster.
Despite accusations of “corruption” and the conservatives’ decline in opinion polls, Johnson twice refused to apologize for his role on the politically toxic line when the issue was raised at the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow.
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