Tory Brexiteer takes government to European Court over his own lobbying abuse

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

The hypocrisy is strong in this one.

Owen Paterson, the former Conservative MP, had to resign after being found to have broken lobbying rules while working for two firms as a paid consultant alongside his Parliamentary duties.

Now this Brexiteer is taking the government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) – despite having once campaigned to break away from that organisation.

He says the investigation was unfair because it did not hear from witnesses and met in secret, and damaged his good reputation.

The former MP for North Shropshire also says he was only given 15 minutes to address Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone, was not permitted to be represented by a lawyer and had no right to appeal.

His decision to take the government to an organisation from which he wanted the UK to break away has been met with some hilarity:

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1 thought on “Tory Brexiteer takes government to European Court over his own lobbying abuse

  1. dsbacon2017

    Is Paterson very stupid of very hypocritical, or both? His denials of any wrongdoing was based on misleading those investigating him. Well, at least we can say goodbye to bad rubbish.

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