Tories will legalise corruption TODAY to stop a corrupt Tory being suspended from Parliament

Master and servant: Owen Paterson with his boss, Peter Fitzgerald of Randox. Funny that… wasn’t Paterson supposed to be working for the people of North Shropshire?

Here’s the story:

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has committed “egregious” breaches of Parliamentary rules by taking nearly three times as much cash for “paid advocacy” of private firms that employed him.

He broke official lobbying rules, and he smeared the independent commissioner who investigated these breaches.

His advocacy of one of the companies, Randox, meant faulty Covid-19 testing kits were supplied to care homes and had to be recalled. The resulting delay may have caused the deaths of 30,000 care home residents and staff.

The Independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards ruled that he must be suspended from Parliament for 30 working days. The length of time means a by-election could be called and he could be ejected from Parliament altogether. Read the full facts here.

Well, his fellow Tories aren’t having that!

They have launched a Parliamentary motion saying the investigation was flawed and that Paterson’s case should be examined by a committee of MPs – dominated by Tories. They want to sack the standards commissioner, Kathryn Stone, and dissolve the cross-party Standards Committee.

The result would be that Tory MPs get to judge whether their friends should be punished for corruption.

Obviously, this means corruption will run rampant in the future. And we all know it:

The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

This is a government that won’t hold an inquiry into the mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic (of which the Paterson case is just a small part) – because it is “too busy” dealing with the ongoing crisis – but will happily change its timetable to rescue a corrupt colleague:

And look who has been recruited to help save this corrupt, rule-breaking MP:

Rob Roberts (pictured), the Tory MP who was himself suspended from Parliament for sexually harassing staff, and was only readmitted earlier this week, is one of the signatories who supports the new amendment:

(In fairness, Elphicke was convicted on three counts of sexual assault, not rape.)

And “Loathsome” Lucy Allan, Telford’s Tory, claimed that MPs should be allowed to appeal, and to take their case to a tribunal, as in other workplace disciplinary actions. This is more hypocrisy.

As Labour’s Lisa Nandy pointed out in a TV interview, the Tories have imposed a system on benefit claimants in which they are denied the right of appeal or of resorting to a tribunal.

So Loathsome Lucy in fact wants preferential treatment for MPs. Otherwise why don’t they allow the same right to benefit claimants?

This Writer’s opinion:

Owen Paterson took hundreds of thousands of pounds from private firms and there’s a strong argument that tens of thousands of people died as a result. He should be suspended from Parliament. He should face the threat of being voted out in a by-election.

But he won’t.

The Tory government is so corrupt that it wants its MPs to be able to do what they want – no matter who dies as a result – with absolutely no repercussions.

And with a massive Parliamentary majority that they secured by making fools of millions of UK voters – they will spit on democracy, due process and accountability.

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3 thoughts on “Tories will legalise corruption TODAY to stop a corrupt Tory being suspended from Parliament

  1. nivekd

    Randox sponsor Jockey Club events, Fido Harding is on the board of the Jockey Club. Matt Handcock and Paterson are keen jockeys. My goodness, it’s nice to have friends who share your hobbies.

  2. DEZ

    Lobbying is a political cancer for some individuals as seen from the US parliaments history it is endemic and corrupts the whole political system. I had not realised, until I read your cover piece, that there was a case of a promoted Company providing sub-standard PPE, that potentially exposed workers and patients to the virus threat. That was not mentioned on MSM which is a far more serious state of affairs that I would have thought warranted a far higher degree of punishment in view of the endangerment of lives for the sake of a lucrative lobby in the right ear of a procurement opportunity. Not that promoting unsatisfactory Covid deals outside of normal procurement wasn’t going on everywhere in the Cons party. In view of the reckless endangerment of lives the punishment should be far more serious than losing a few days with pay I would guess.

  3. disabledgrandad

    It’s just happened they changed the rules to protect a scumbag who lobbied and paid over 100,00 a year FFS!!!!

    These second third fourth jobs are excuses for making money no one else can have multiple full-time jobs it’s a sick twisted system that Torys exploit for their own gains and then when caught they change the rules!!!

    What scummy money-grabbing and vile people in the Tory party of sleaze and corruption.

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