Labour accuses PM of ‘trashing’ democracy over lobbying row

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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Labour accuses PM of ‘trashing’ democracy over lobbying row” – below is their description.

The Environment Secretary has rejected suggestions that former minister Owen Paterson could be recommended for a peerage.

Mr Paterson was forced to step down this week as an MP over his lobbying activities.

The scandal has provoked further backlash from some Tory MPs angry over the way the government has handled it – as parliament heads into an emergency debate tomorrow over standards in public life.


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