I have written to @BorisJohnson and every single Cabinet Minister to ask them to finally come clean about parties they have attended.

Enough of the dodging and denial, the British public deserve the truth right now.
Hi @pritipatel
Anything you'd like to tell us about? I know you were a strong defender of lockdown rules.
Hi @michaelgove
I know you love a good party, hopefully they are always within the rules. Anything you'd like to tell us?
Hi @DominicRaab
Were you enjoying the lovely weather with your own booze? Not quite Greece I know, but maybe you found yourself at a party you'd like to tell us about.
Hi @OliverDowden
You were at No.10 just an hour before the party. Anything you'd like to tell us?
Hi @Jacob_Rees_Mogg
You seem to think the rules are quite difficult to follow, anything on reflection you'd like to tell us about?
Hi @grantshapps
Anything to declare?
Hi @trussliz
I'm sure BYOB and the Downing Street garden is a bit down market for you, but if there are any parties you'd like to tell us about, we're all ears.
Hi @RishiSunak
Did you look out of your window at all? Or should you have gone to @Specsavers
Time to come clean.

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30 Nov 21
Yesterday I gave a speech at @instituteforgov setting out Labour's plans to clean up politics - tougher rules and proper enforcement of the rules by an independent body that is not controlled by the Prime Minister.

You can read it in full here.. (1/17)

The truth is that the current system only works when there is respect for the rules and there are consequences for breaking them.

Because of Boris Johnson there is no respect for the rules and no consequences for breaking them. That is why we need to change the system. (2/17)
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Our democracy cannot hinge on gentlemen’s agreements - it needs independent and robust protection. (3/17)
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Anne-Martie Trevelyan herself has received £2,500 from Aquind.

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Thread: Ministers have launched another cover up of corruption.

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The government must publish all the emails, WhatsApps, messages, correspondence and meeting minutes between government Ministers, special advisers, MPs and the companies linked to Conservative Ministers and the Conservative Party that were awarded £3.5 billion of contracts. (3/5)
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1. There is no mention of Chevening on the Charity Commission website so it does not appear to be a charity
2. Chevening has received taxpayers' money whilst the Conservatives have been in office.

3. The estate is exempt from paying taxes, so the taxpayer does in fact subsidise and therefore fund the estate.

4. The Chevening Estate Act says that the trust is not a charity.
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