A British deputy, accused of charging a bonuses as an advisor in the Caribbean in full pandemic

A British deputy was charged on Tuesday of having, parallel to his mandate, a job in a fiscal paradise in the Caribbean, a new accusation for his conservative p

A British deputy, accused of charging a bonuses as an advisor in the Caribbean in full pandemic

A British deputy was charged on Tuesday of having, parallel to his mandate, a job in a fiscal paradise in the Caribbean, a new accusation for his conservative party, already dotted by a scandal of favoritism.

According to the tabloid Daily Mail, the lawyer and deputy Geoffrey Cox won about 900,000 pounds sterling (1.05 million euros, $ 1.2 million) advising the government of the British Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean, working for almost a month, In the full pandemic of Coronavirus, more than 6,000 kilometers from its district and voting remotely in Parliament.

This information falls in full storm against the conservative government, which was already harshly criticized by the opposition and part of its majority for having wanted to modify parliamentary standards to avoid sanctions on a "Tory" deputy for their "lobbying" activities.

After this scandal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also attacked by not participating in a debate on Monday in Parliament on the framework of parliamentarians.

Geoffrey Cox did not comment on the revelations of the Daily Mail.

The Minister of Justice, Dominic Raab, assured Times Radio that the rules governing the second jobs of the deputies were strict and that this second work was "legitimate" from the moment Cox "correctly carried out his interest statement".

Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 07:49

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