Boris Johnson's clampdown on second jobs may affect fewer than TEN MPs

Boris Johnson’s clampdown on second jobs to kill off sleaze row may affect fewer than TEN MPs after Tories vote down Labour planamid claims they might NEVER come into force

  • Tories voted down Labour plan for ban on all-but a tiny number of second jobs
  • They instead voted for PM’s plan to bring in a new regime by the new year
  • But analysis suggests fewer than 10 MPs could be caught out under new rules
  • ボリス・ジョンソン‘s planned anti-sleaze clampdown on second jobs for MPs could affect fewer than 10 who have paid roles outside the Commons, 今日明らかにされた.

    Mr Johnson saw off a Labour attempt to limit politicians to a tiny number of permissible outside jobs last night after Tory MPs used their huge majority to vote down the idea.

    だが a new analysis of Mr Johnson’s proposals by the Guardian suggests that the number of MPs with consultancy jobs on the side who might be caught out by the new ‘watered down’ 予定, could be counted on two hands.

    の 48 MPs with consultancy jobs, 46 are Tories. Of them, between two and five could be deemed ‘parliamentary advisers or political consultants’, roles that could be banned.

    Just one MP, the high-ranking barrister and former attorney general Geoffrey Cox would fall foul of limits on hours worked if they were set at 20 hours per week.

    International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan yesterday suggested that 10-20 hours a week would be ‘fine’, though around three to six MPs could be affected if the rules were tighter.

    Even Owen Paterson, the former MP who quit Parliament after being censured for lobbying for a firm paying him a sig-figure salary, may not have been affected, the analysis suggests.

    He he spent less than five hours a week working for Randox and Lynn’s Country Foods for a combined £112,000 annual income on top of his £82,000 MP’s salary.

    Mr Johnson saw off a Labour attempt to limit politicians to a tiny number of permissible outside jobs last night after Tory MPs used their huge majority to vote down the idea.

    Mr Johnson saw off a Labour attempt to limit politicians to a tiny number of permissible outside jobs last night after Tory MPs used their huge majority to vote down the idea.

    Just one MP, the high-ranking barrister and former attorney general Geoffrey Cox would fall foul of limits on hours worked if they were set at 20 hours per week.

    Just one MP, the high-ranking barrister and former attorney general Geoffrey Cox would fall foul of limits on hours worked if they were set at 20 hours per week.

    Even Owen Paterson, the former MP who quit Parliament after being censured for lobbying for a firm paying him a sig-figure salary, may not have been affected, the analysis suggests.

    Even Owen Paterson, the former MP who quit Parliament after being censured for lobbying for a firm paying him a sig-figure salary, may not have been affected, the analysis suggests.








    Labour’s proposals called for a ban on ‘any paid work to provide services as a parliamentary strategist, adviser or consultant’.

    キャニーPRキャリーは、危機の話が目立ったものであったという証拠を意気揚々とざわめきました, it also included provisions requiring the Commons Standards Committee to come forward with proposals to implement the ban and guaranteeing time on the floor of the House for MPs to debate and vote on them.

    対照的に, the more vaguely worded Government amendment simply described the consultancy ban as ‘the basis of a viable approachand supports the work of the Standards Committee to update the MPscode of conduct.

    Labour’s motion was rejected by 282 に投票する 231, 過半数 51. The Government’s amendment on standards was approved by 297 votes to zero, 過半数 297.

    The division list showed four Conservative MPs rebelled to support Labour’s motionPeter Bone (Wellingborough), Philip Hollobone (Kettering), Nigel Mills (Amber Valley), and Dan Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich).

    Speaking after the vote, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer told broadcasters: ‘We put forward a plan of action to clean up politics and strengthen standards in politics.

    ‘And if you can believe it, after two weeks of Tory sleaze and corruption, the Prime Minister whipped his MPs against that plan of action, そして, 率直に言って, he just doesn’t get it.

    A Government spokeswoman said the vote means ‘that MPs will be banned from acting as paid political consultants or lobbyists and that MPs are always prioritising their constituents’.

    しかしながら, クリスブライアント, the Labour chairman of the Committee on Standards, replied on Twitter saying: ‘Except it doesn’t mean that. We haven’t changed anything yet.

    Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said today that the number of hours and amount earned could factor into new limits on MPswork outside Parliament.

    彼はBBCラジオ4のトゥデイ番組に語った: ‘You could do it in one of two ways, you could do it by the amount earned, you could do it by the number of hours. We’ve asked the Committee on Standards to work up the detail by January.

    He blamed dozens of Conservative MPs not voting for Boris Johnson’s standards reforms on the fact that it took place ‘late-ish’. The first vote on the Labour motion took place at 6.50pm, and was followed around 20 minutes later by the vote on the PM’s amendment. いくつか 59 Tory MPs abstained.

    彼はスカイニュースに語った: ‘It was a late-ish vote, I think around seven o’clock, a bit later than that. But I can’t account for every member of Parliament on either side.

    Asked if he accepts unrest among Tory backbenchers, これは単なる作業イベントであるという主張に対して深刻な疑問を投げかけます: ‘You’ll always hear one or other disgruntled individual anonymously in the media on whichever side of the debate, my sense is overwhelmingly MPs want us to fix the problem.

    Asked then if there is no unrest, 移動中のロシアの装甲車両を叫び、週末にウクライナの旗を振っているのが見られた勇敢な男からのものを含む: ‘Not sure I’d put it in that idyllic way, there’s always debate amongst MPs, but the most important thing is we’re fixing the problem.

    Mr Johnson admitted last night that he made a colossal mistake trying to defend lobbying sleaze shame MP Owen Paterson last night as he faced furious Tory MPs at the end of a bruising day for the Prime Minister.

    Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said today that the number of hours and amount earned could factor into new limits on MPs' work outside Parliament

    Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said today that the number of hours and amount earned could factor into new limits on MPswork outside Parliament

    Mr Johnson met mutinous backbenchers yesterday after a torrid few weeks for his party over his attempt to rewrite parliament’s anti-corruption rules.

    In a showdown in Westminster he told the 1922 Committee of backbenchers: ‘On a clear road I crashed the car into a ditch.

    But MPs present said the mood was sour, with one saying the PM had ‘looked weak and sounded weak’.

    It came at the end of another brutal day trying to douse the burning fires of the sleaze crisis, with Conservatives furious about his ‘back of a fag packetcrackdown on their outside earnings.

    The PM has desperately tried to draw a line under the chaos by pledging to ban politicians from working as consultants on the side after Mr Paterson broke standards rules to act as an advocate for a firm paying him a six-figure salary.

    In a major shift, Mr Johnson also suggested MPs should have limits placed on the time they spend on second jobswith both changes possibly costing dozens of his own backbenchers significant sums.

    He later saw off a Labour motion calling for a ban on ‘any paid work to provide services as a parliamentary strategist, adviser or consultant’. The change was rejected by 282 に投票する 231, a majority of 51.

    But MPs backed his plans for a change to the rules on parliamentary jobs after the opposition parties abstained from the vote amid claims he was ‘watering downattempts to clean up the Commons.

    However a Government spokeswoman said the vote ‘means that MPs will be banned from acting as paid political consultants or lobbyists and that MPs are always prioritising their constituents’.

    The dramatic intervention was intended to outflank Labour amid growing alarm that its attacks on the government over sleaze were hitting home.

    How do the sleaze reform plans being pushed by the PM and Labour compare?

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    Labour’s proposal calls for a ban on ‘any paid work to provide services as a parliamentary strategist, adviser or consultant’.

    キャニーPRキャリーは、危機の話が目立ったものであったという証拠を意気揚々とざわめきました, it also includes provisions requiring the Commons Standards Committee to come forward with proposals to implement the ban and guaranteeing time on the floor of the House for MPs to debate and vote on them.

    Although it does not feature in the motion, Keir Starmer has also said he wants to ban almost all second jobswith only limited exceptions such as doctors and nurses.

    私たちの多くは封鎖で規則を破りませんでした

    The government is trying to amend the Labour motion to push its own overhaul of the standards system.

    The amendment is more vaguely, describing the consultancy ban as ‘the basis of a viable approachand supporting the work of the Standards Committee to update the MPscode of conduct.

    Boris Johnson has called for a ban on political consultancy work, and says he is going further than Labour with restrictions on outside work that distracts from Commons duties.

    しかしながら, it is unclear how broad the ban would be, and what would count as excessive outside work.

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