Jeffrey Cox News live: MPs who break the rules should be punished, says PM, as he insists UK is not a corrupt country

Jeffrey Cox accused of taking a second job in the Office of Commons

Boris Johnson He claimed that one of the “most important” rules in government is that Representatives “Those who break the rules should be investigated, and they should be punished” accordingly.

speaking in policeman 26 At the press conference, during which he made a last-ditch effort to rally world leaders to make stronger pledges on climate, the prime minister also said the rules for MPs to have second jobs were “clear” – and that they must put their role as constituency representatives “first”.

Johnson insisted he “honestly believes that the UK is not remotely a corrupt country”, telling reporters on Wednesday: “Hundreds of years have MPs gone into Parliament and also worked as doctors, lawyers, soldiers or firefighters…But, if this The system will continue today, it is critical that MPs follow the rules.”

come after sir Jeffrey Cox – who served as attorney general between 2018 and 2020 – previously denied violating the House of Commons rules, despite footage showing him doing non-parliamentary work from his MP’s office. He was working at the time as an advisor to the British Virgin Islands during an investigation, launched by the UK government, into possible corruption there.

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‘The UK is not corrupt, Johnson and his government’ says Rayner.

Now back to the press conference of the Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party Angela Rainer He told her about the notes he made.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 17:41

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How are the Labor and Liberal Democrats using the corruption scandal to their advantage?

After the extraordinary scenes last week, with Boris Johnson trying to neutralize the Standards Committee and blocking the suspension of a Conservative MP who was found to have committed a “terrible” breach of lobbying rules, prostitution is back on the agenda in Westminster.

There has also been a steady stream of embarrassing revelations to the government, notably a report that 15 of the last 16 former Tory treasurers were offered to the nobility, after each donating over £3m to the party’s coffers.

Additionally, the revelation that Conservative MP Geoffrey Cox, although no longer a government minister, voted from the Caribbean in the spring while working on a second job in the BVI will inevitably add to the impression of corruption.

So what do the opposition parties do about it? Our political reporter Ashley Cowburn Take a closer look.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 17:35

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The prime minister insists his activities are ‘within the rules’ before a quick exit

At the direction of a journalist, the prime minister insisted that all his activities as deputy and minister were “within the rules”.

“All my statements are in accordance with the rules, and you can certainly study them, and that will remain the case,” he says sternly.

Johnson quickly tells reporters he has “climate-friendly transportation” to catch up and must leave Cop26 immediately, before stepping off the stage.

And this is the press conference over.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 17:26

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Johnson’s statements regarding the second full office of Representatives

Here’s what Johnson had to say about the second jobs of the entire MP:

“In the second jobs, I would say that MPs have gone for hundreds of years to Parliament and done their work as doctors, lawyers, soldiers, firefighters, writers, or all sorts of other professions and calls.

“And in general, the people of the UK have realized that this has really strengthened our democracy, mainly because people feel that parliamentarians need some experience in the world.

But, if this system is to continue today, it is critical that MPs follow the rules.

“And the rules state two crucial things: you must put your office as a Member of Parliament first and you must devote yourself first and foremost to your electors and the people who send you to Westminster, to Parliament.

They also say that you should not use your position as a Member of Parliament to lobby or interfere on behalf of any outside business interest. And it’s not just that you have to register these interests – you cannot lobby or make representation while you are in Parliament on behalf of those interests.

“These are the rules and they must be enforced, and those who do not obey them must face penalties, of course.”

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 17:25

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Johnson doesn’t think the UK is remotely corrupt

Johnson, in response to a question from the Telegraph, said he “really thinks the UK is not remotely a corrupt country, and I don’t think our institutions are corrupt”.

“We have a very strict regime of parliamentary democracy and scrutiny, not least by the media,” he says.

“I think what I’ve got are cases where, unfortunately, members of Parliament have broken the rules in the past, and they might be guilty of breaking the rules today. What I want to see is that they face appropriate penalties.”

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 17:23

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PM claims rule-breaking MPs ‘should be investigated’ and warns of second jobs

On MPs and second jobs, Boris Johnson responds to a reporter:

“I just want to say that the most important thing is that those who break the rules should be investigated and they should be punished.”

It comes after the prime minister received a barrage of criticism for directing his cabinet to vote against the suspension of former Conservative MP Owen Patterson, and in favor of an amendment that essentially tried to rewrite the House of Commons rules on standards.

He went on to say that the rules for second jobs are “clear” and that MPs must put their role as representatives of the constituency “first”.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 16:59

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PM addresses the media at Cop26

Boris Johnson is addressing those at Cop26 now and urging “everyone to come together and show the resolve needed to overcome obstacles”.

The prime minister suggests “here in Glasgow, the world is closer than it has ever been” to fight the climate crisis once and for all.

Appealing to world leaders “Now go back to your home towns,” Johnson asks them, “Are you going to work with us or against us?”.

The prime minister is now receiving questions from the British media, with the first reporter jumping in with a question about corruption and Jeffrey Cox.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 16:54

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Donaldson urges EU to ‘focus’ and ‘seriously’ in Brexit talks

Let’s get an update on Brexit before pressing the PM. Democratic Unionist Party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has urged the European Union to “live up to the bar” in the Brexit negotiations.

“What Northern Ireland needs is an approach focused on this – time is moving forward, we’ve had nearly four weeks of negotiations and I think what we need to take decisive action,” he said.

“I note that there will be an additional two weeks of negotiations and this presents an opportunity for the European Union to live up to what is required, and it is clear from what Lord Frost has said and from our understanding that the European Union is not so serious about putting proposals on the table capable of dealing with the real problems that these frontiers on the Irish Sea are causing. .

“We need to focus now and I think after the next two weeks we need decisive action by the UK government if the EU is not ready to take that action.”

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 16:43

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PM to present a press conference from Glasgow

Boris Johnson is due to deliver a speech at the Cop26 Climate Summit in the next few moments, which we’ll be keeping an eye on and providing you with relevant policy updates.

The Prime Minister returned to Glasgow, which hosts the UN event, today in hopes of furthering the climate debate.

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 16:36

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Watch: Jeffrey Cox ‘doesn’t believe’ he broke the rules

Jeffrey Cox “doesn’t believe” he broke the rules by using the attorney’s office in legal work

Sam HancockNovember 10, 2021 16:15

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