Rifkind and Straw Exposed in ‘Cash for Access’ Scandal – Just How Dirty are our Politicians? ~ Scriptonite Daily, 23/02/2015.
News broke yesterday that two former cabinet members, Labour’s Jack Straw and Tory Malcolm Rifkind, have accepted money from corporations in order to influence legislation in their favour. Caught on camera, their boasts are crass and disgrace both the men and their office. But just how dirty is Westminster?
The ‘Cash for Access’ Scandal
Rifkind and Straw were secretly filmed by Channel 4’s Dispatches team and the Telegraph offering their services to a fake corporation. Both MPs offered to influence legislation in favour of the business, in return for cash. Straw brags that he is ‘aware that I bring my name’ in return for £5,000 a day. He also boasts that he previously used his influence to change legislation on behalf of a Chinese corporation.
Rifkind meanwhile was able…
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