Politics

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Digested week: £3m to call yourself a lord looks good value for the mega-rich | John Crace
Time to raise the entry bar for the upper house – and to repay our Iranian debt

John Crace

12, Nov, 2021 @1:12 PM

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No 10 faces legal challenge to PM’s support for Priti Patel on bullying claims
Senior civil servants’ union move for judicial review allegations adds to pressure on Boris Johnson

Heather Stewart Political editor

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tory MP who accused Marcus Rashford of ‘playing politics’ has second job
Natalie Elphicke, who said player should stick to football after missing penalty in Euro 2020 final, earns £36k a year from board role

Tom Ambrose

11, Nov, 2021 @11:45 PM

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Keir Starmer ‘decided himself not to take lucrative second job’
Spokesperson denies claim Labour leader told not to take on work in 2017 as Corbyn thought it incompatible

Heather Stewart Political editor

11, Nov, 2021 @8:21 PM

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Government must do better on standards, says Rishi Sunak
Chancellor’s comments come amid slew of sleaze allegations about Conservative MPs in wake of Owen Paterson row

Heather Stewart Political editor

11, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Geoffrey Cox MP to do more paid work this month for British Virgin Islands
Barrister comes under renewed criticism as Conservatives face slew of sleaze allegations

Peter Walker, Dan Sabbagh and Kevin Rawlinson

11, Nov, 2021 @7:51 PM

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Boris Johnson says the UK is not ‘remotely a corrupt country’. Is it?
Analysis: the reality looks different as the PM defends his government’s reputation over allegations of sleaze

Peter Walker Political correspondent

11, Nov, 2021 @7:46 PM

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Minister accuses three MPs of drunken conduct on armed forces Gibraltar trip
Ben Wallace says opposition MPs disrespected military, but SNP says he is trying to divert attention from sleaze allegations

Damien Gayle

11, Nov, 2021 @7:26 PM

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MPs have no business taking on second jobs | Letters
Letters: Outside work will only distract MPs from the main job of representing their constituents, writes Bernie Evans, while Nick Broadhead advocates a rule on additional income, and Les Bright and Susan Lakeman propose shifts in care homes

Letters

11, Nov, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Could a constitution curb Tory corruption? | Letters
Letters: The US demonstrates how a written constitution can still be abused by corrupt leaders, writes Jeremy Cushing, but Geoff Reid says obeying the law should be relatively straightforward for most politicians

Letters

11, Nov, 2021 @7:03 PM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Britain: cry, the corrupt country
The prime minister’s denials are both a thoughtless exaggeration and a wholly inadequate response to recent scandals

Editorial

11, Nov, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Standards watchdog calls for rapid action to limit MPs’ time on second jobs – as it happened
Former MI5 chief now leading Committee on Standards in Public Life says existing proposals mean there is no need for lengthy inquiry

Andrew Sparrow

11, Nov, 2021 @5:03 PM

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