The government has denied allegations of corruption after a newspaper reported that donors had been offered seats in the parliamentary office.
The government of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied allegations of corruption after a media report found that people who donated money to the Conservative Party were given seats in the upper room of parliament.
The government has been embroiled in a scandal over the past week, with Johnson being forced to relinquish his sentiments to parliament in order to protect one of his lawmakers who was found to have violated antitrust laws.
The Sunday Times reported that all but one of the 16 Conservative treasurers in the last two decades donated more than $ 3 million ($ 4.05m) to the party and were given a seat at the House of Lords.
The role of the Conservative Treasurer has been a highly respected one in the UK, the paper said, ahead of leaders of charities and charities as well as former ministers of the country.
“Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is corrupt, reckless, lazy and manipulative,” Labor Party opposition leader Angela Rayner wrote on Twitter.
“When you pay £ 3 million you get friends.”
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is corrupt, dodgy, aggressive and sedentary. https://t.co/IBiaMg10b5
– Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) November 6, 2021
Environment Minister George Eustice denied the allegations.
“It’s a charity that gives a lot of money to charity, which has done very well in business and for that reason it should be considered masters,” he told the BBC.
Eustice also described the outrage of Conservative politician Owen Paterson, who left parliament after the government changed its anti-corruption policy, as a “storm in the teacup”.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News it was “difficult” to see the future of Kathryn Stone, a parliamentary representative on the scale, after Conservative lawmakers barred his decision to suspend Paterson, Sky News said Thursday.
Adam Bienkov, a correspondent for Byline Times, said on Twitter: “It says a lot about the political climate in the UK that the only person who could be threatened with losing his job for violating Owen Paterson’s laws is an independent investigator.”
It says so much about the current political climate in the UK that the only person who is at risk of losing his job as a result of Owen Paterson’s violation of anti-corruption laws is an independent investigator who has exposed him. https://t.co/azOOi4lfoF
– Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) November 4, 2021
The lineup has raised new questions about Johnson’s performance. He faced other charges of misconduct, including plans to have party donors secretly help renovate his Downing Street apartment. Johnson said the government followed the rules in the amendment.
Johnson’s approval has dropped sharply, according to an Observer Opinium survey, while Conservatives’ lead in Labor has fallen by one degree.
Parliament is due to hold an emergency debate on standards by Monday.
“The Prime Minister is tarnishing the image of our democracy and our country,” Labor Keir Starmer told BBC television on Sunday.
“It’s the actions of a prime minister who doesn’t know how to adhere to public standards.”