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Sleazy Like Sunday Morning: Five New Allegations Levelled At MPs

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14.11.2021

Last night’s high-stakes Cop26 climate change deal gave MPs a bit of respite after weeks of relentless “sleaze” stories dominating the headlines.

However, this morning’s papers are still stuffed full of allegations about their conduct and ability to follow the rules.

The floodgates were opened after No10 tried to save Conservative Party MP Owen Paterson from suspension after he was found to have broken the rules by lobbying the government.

In an extraordinary turn of events, Boris Johnson was forced to u-turn and even dismiss suggestions Britain’s political system was corrupt during a press conference at Cop26.

The scandal is cutting through to the electorate, with an Observer/Opinium poll giving Labour a one-point lead over the Tories – the party’s first lead in this set of polling since January. Although, as you will see below, the Labour Party is not immune to accusations.

Here HuffPost UK takes you through some of the fresh allegations, that will make uncomfortable reading for both major parties today.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Mail on Sunday alleges that the leader of the House of Commons may have breached parliamentary rules by not declaring £6 million in personal loans from his Cayman Islands-linked company.

They claim he took out £2.94m of “director’s loans” every year between 2018 and 2020 from his UK-based company Saliston Ltd. The report says that in the MPs’ register of interests, Rees-Mogg disclosed himself as an “unremunerated director” and........

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