Two former foreign secretaries are exposed for their involvement in a new “cash for access” scandal.
Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind offered to use their positions as politicians on behalf of a fictitious Chinese company in return for payments of at least £5,000 per day.
Mr Straw, one of Labour’s most senior figures, boasted that he operated “under the radar” to use his influence to change European Union rules on behalf of a commodity firm which pays him £60,000 a year. He has been suspended from Labour following the disclosures, described by the party as “disturbing”.
And there will be calls that MPs must stop doing outside work in order to beat this. So, our political classes will end up with even less bloody experience of the real world.
Oh, and they’ll claim a pay rise to make up for it.
Finally, this gives you the clue about why people do bribe politicians. They’re so fucking cheap….