Government announces U-turn over decision to block Owen Paterson’s punishment for lobbying amid sleaze row


Jacob Rees-Mogg acknowledged that it was a mistake to seek to overturn the standards system while blocking the former MP’s suspension for lobbying

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Yet another U-turn from this Government bowing to popular opinion, so why not leave all the decisions on running the UK to popular opinion and get rid of the Government.

Source: Government announces U-turn over decision to block Owen Paterson’s punishment for lobbying amid sleaze row

Tories vote to tear up sleaze rules after MP found guilty of paid lobbying | The Independent


Result shows Tories ‘rotten to the core’, says Labour’s Angela Rayner

 

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Over the years there have been a number of MPs suspended from Parliament for numerous reasons, but was there a request for appeal for those MPs.

I say this because there being no appeals system is supposed to be the reason the Tories have taken this action, rather than trying to stop a suspension. But this is casting doubt on their actions for to most people it looks as though they are supporting sleaze whether they are or not.

This reason would have been more believed if they had acted so when the person in question was not a Conservative MP, so I can see why people are convinced it is not the real reason. So, which view is correct, well can it ever be proved, but by doing so, it again gives rise to query a Conservative action, when there have been so many recently.

It is commendable to show support to your colleagues, but it is even more commendable to show support to those who are not your colleagues.

So, if the body who looks at misconduct is changed and changed immediately, as there has to been somebody looking at conduct, and the same result occurs will Boris and some of his MPs then accept the results, I some how do not believe so, especially when the new body is being mooted to have a majority of Conservative MPs. This does not look as being ideal, but as we can see not all Conservative MPs agree with the Governments decision and this has to be looked at as being encouraging.

Sleaze is never acceptable as it give more support to the public to believe all MPs are guilty of sleaze and therefore considerable mistrust of the UK ruling body.

In some ways this can be seen in the actions of Prince Andrew and his actions of not being open to contact the US Judicial authorities and this is showing a great disrespect for his Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in her age, her position and gives an impression that he only carers about himself and that he feels he has privilege above all others, just in the same way as this ruling Government.

All in this respect are certainly guilty of arrogance and abuse of power, assumed or not.

 

Source: Tories vote to tear up sleaze rules after MP found guilty of paid lobbying | The Independent