Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Footage appears to show Geoffrey Cox conducting legal work from Commons office” – below is their description.
Sir Geoffrey Cox has been accused of breaching Commons rules, after footage emerged showing him representing the British Virgin Islands in a corruption case from what appears to be his parliamentary office.
The MP can be heard apologising for being absent for a portion of the hearing, held in September, because of ‘compelling other commitments’.
Cox has been paid about £1m over the course of a year for legal work, including that for the BVI government defending it against corruption charges brought by the UK Foreign Office. Commons rules bar MPs from using parliamentary resources to serve private clients
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