New lobbying ban wouldn’t have stopped Owen Paterson from taking second job
Yet again, Parliament’s standards watchdog has botched the rules for MPs – proving that they shouldn’t be allowed to...
Boris Johnson’s plans won’t stop government sleaze
Banning MPs from working as political consultants fails to answer the question at the heart of the scandal: is being...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: NewsOwen Paterson asked third firm for a job ‘weeks after leaving government’
Exclusive: Disgraced former Tory MP phoned businessman he’d met through his ministerial brief to ask for work...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: NewsMPs inundated with complaints from voters over Tory sleaze scandal
Some Tory MPs hit back at voters over ‘destruction’ of Owen Paterson, while others admit being ‘deeply unhappy’...
I told the UK Parliament how to fix corruption… nobody listened
The Owen Paterson scandal doesn’t surprise me; MPs shouldn’t be trusted. That’s why Westminster is plagued with scandals
Published in: 50.50MPs from 14 countries call for inquiry into ‘dark money’ millions spent by US Christian right in Europe
Following openDemocracy revelations, politicians demand information on American groups ‘trying to buy influence in...