Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 11:55:23 AM EST
Tories, Brexit All About Sleaze and Lies ...
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Corporations are constituents too
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In his recent memoir, the Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell recalls a conversation with Boris Johnson more than 20 years ago that is sharply relevant to the rolling sleaze crisis now engulfing the government. Having made his name as a celebrity journalist, Mr Johnson's ambitions had swivelled to politics. His hungry gaze alighted on getting himself selected as the Conservative candidate for the safe seat of Henley and he sought out Mr Mitchell for advice on being an MP. "What does one get paid?" he asked. Upon hearing the answer, he boggled at an income that to him sounded like a very trivial sum and expostulated: "I can't possibly live on that."
As the public has been learning over recent days, the Tory leader is not the only politician to think that an MP's salary, though nearly triple that of the national average, is a poverty wage. There are a lot with side hustles. While they may tell their constituents that it is a privilege to represent them in the Commons, they will eagerly serve other masters when the price is right.
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More to come under Tory governance of England 🤡