7 Nov 2021

Labour accuses PM of ‘trashing’ democracy over lobbying row

News Correspondent

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.