CORRUPT BRITAIN: The Prime Minister says UK “not a remotely corrupt country” as MP sleaze row continues
CORRUPT BRITAIN: The Prime Minister has said that the UK is “not a remotely corrupt country”, but is he right?
It comes as the MP sleaze row continues, with records showing former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox earned more than £5.5 million from his work as a lawyer and skipped 12 Commons votes.
Three MPs have also been accused of “disrespecting” the armed forces by getting drunk on a flight to visit troops in Gibraltar.
The three politicians were flying as part of a group of MPs to the British overseas territory to mark Armistice Day.
Conservative MP James Gray, who runs the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) which is co-ordinating the trip, said that he had heard those named in reports had “imbibed too much”, but stated that he was not with them on the flight.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The armed forces scheme is an opportunity for both parliamentarians and the military to understand each other.
“This behaviour puts military personnel in a difficult position and risks undermining respect for Parliament.”
A senior defence source confirmed Mr Wallace would be writing to both parties to record his disappointment.
Two SNP MPs named in reports – Drew Hendry and David Linden – have both denied the “false” allegations, accusing the Conservative Party of whipping up a “smear campaign” to distract from the sleaze row it has become embroiled in since news of former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson’s paid-for lobbying broke.
In other news, the Duchess of Sussex denied intentionally misleading the High Court after forgetting she asked a senior aide to brief the authors of a biography about her.
Do you think the UK is a corrupt country? Or is it just being let down by a few people behaving badly?
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