Lobbying

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Letting Hammond off shows PM won’t tackle corruption, says Labour
Former chancellor to face no consequences despite official ruling against his use of government connections

Peter Walker Political correspondent

26, Nov, 2021 @6:22 PM

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The Guardian view on Tory turbulence: a problem of substance not style | Editorial
Editorial: Conservatives who now complain about Boris Johnson’s failings knew all of his weaknesses when they chose him as their leader

Editorial

24, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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David Cameron lobbied Lloyds director to save Greensill pharmacy deal
Bank continued funding supply-chain finance scheme for NHS pharmacies after appeal to Tory peer

Rupert Neate

24, Nov, 2021 @11:43 AM

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This is not a cross-party matter: second jobs are a very Conservative scandal | Nesrine Malik
For MPs from a certain background, the perks and privileges of office are factored in, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A chilling catastrophe punctuated my week | David Mitchell
Hard on the heels of the terrible news that the apostrophe is in decline, my wine fridge packed up

David Mitchell

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Labour demands to know why Covid procurement rules still in place
Policy allows firms to win multimillion-pound contracts without usual scrutiny or competition

Peter Walker Political correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @5:34 PM

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‘Second-class’ rail plan could hurt north of England for 100 years, says Andy Burnham – as it happened
Latest updates: Manchester mayor condemns Boris Johnson’s rail plan, saying decision will have significant impact for decades

Andrew Sparrow

18, Nov, 2021 @7:04 PM

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Can Britain’s appetite for Tory sleaze be curbed? | Letters
Letters: Paul McGilchrist says voters have all been here before and fears the tide of corruption will not be reversed any time soon. Plus letters from David Sang, Lin Clark, Anne Cruise and Alan Doel

Letters

18, Nov, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Plan to rein in MPs’ second jobs is ‘for the birds’, says Labour MP
Chris Bryant, chair of standards committee, says proposals are ‘not very well thought through’

Aubrey Allegretti and Peter Walker

18, Nov, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Graham Brady faces questions over ‘opaque’ £800 an hour job
Labour seeks clarity over work done for constituent’s firm by head of the Conservative 1922 Committee

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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MPs back government proposals to reform second job rules after opposition abstains – as it happened
Latest updates: MPs back government proposals for second job reform but Labour motion voted down

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

17, Nov, 2021 @7:58 PM

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Boris Johnson admits defending Owen Paterson was ‘total mistake’
Prime minister tells Commons liaison committee he fully accepted ex-Tory MP had broken lobbying rules

Peter Walker Political correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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