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Of the pressures to toe the party line. Zahawi double down noted below, was defending Johnson over the #OwenPaterson scandal
Paterson now using the ECHR to sue the government after he was sanctioned for lobbying for Randox
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#KeepingTheReceipts Week 26 focuses on COP26 and cronyism, as we take a deep dive into lobbying scandals in the wake of the twists and turns leading up to the resignation of #OwenPaterson. Let’s Begin:
1. While world leaders gathered in Glasgow, some of those in attendance highlighted that the G20 is failing poorer countries with limited climate progress:
2. It was also revealed that top oil industry representatives like the CEO of BP were platformed at COP, despite claims that they would not be welcome.
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Since 2015, Owen Paterson MP has been a paid consultant to Randox, a diagnostics group
Paterson, MP for North Shropshire, has disclosed that he is paid £8,333 for 16 hrs work as an advisor a month by Randox, totalling more than £500,000….
Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under review
At the time, it raised the possibility that hundreds of people could have been the victims of miscarriages of justice…
December 2018
More than 40 drug driving prosecutions quashed over manipulation of data at Randox forensics lab
Police called the scandal the worst evidence breach in “living memory” and fear that the figure could double
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Merkel says farewell to France.

This is what grown up diplomacy looks like. And what the EU project means to so many citizens on that vast continent. Whilst we sit outside the tent, drunkenly shouting at foreigners.

Beautiful. 🇪🇺
I find this intensely moving. Bridges not walls. Peace not jingoism and war-making. Cooperation not stand offs.We have made a terrible, terrible mistake. #BrexitBritain
I wish all those who lost their lives in WW2 could have seen this moment.
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What an ugly day. Urgh. Burning it off on the piano is the only way I know how to retune my own energy sometimes. Hope it calms any equally angry people a bit! 🎼🕊🕯
#music #piano #musicislife #wednesdaythought #meditate #improvise
Sums it up. Maybe it should be the name of my tune. 🤔 Image
Good night all. Here’s to a brighter tomorrow. It couldn’t be much darker than today. Could it? 🙏
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Every MP who supports a watering down of the parliamentary standards requires closer scrutiny.
WHY? Because it seems likely that each and every one of them has either broken those rules or would like to!
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal
In the case of Owen Paterson, "No previous case of paid advocacy has seen so many breaches or such a clear pattern of behaviour in failing to separate private and public interests”.
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal…
Let's look more closely at those MPs supporting a watering down of parliamentary standards on expenses, payments, and paid lobbying, in case they, like Owen Paterson, have misused public office for personal gain.
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal
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In the short time (26 weeks) that we’ve been #KeepingTheReceipts, we’ve recorded 18 instances of MPs or public servants being accused of involvement in lobbying. 🧵
In our first week, Priti Patel was revealed to have lobbied Michael Gove on behalf of a healthcare firm, Pharmaceuticals Direct Ltd, over a £20 million contract for surgical masks:
The same week, Tory peer Eddie Lister apologised for failing to disclose that he was still being paid as an adviser by a firm that received a £187m loan with taxpayer money:…
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