Missing Madeleine
Come join us...there's more inside you cannot see as a guest!

Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Panda on Sun 2 Jun - 5:56

Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbying


Lord Laird denies any wrongdoing after a newspaper sting
involving reporters who pretended to be working for a lobbying firm.



2:30am UK,
Sunday 02 June 2013



Video: Lord Laird Denies Breaking
Rules
Enlarge











Ulster Unionist peer, Lord Laird, has strongly denied allegations
that he broke rules over lobbying and has referred himself to the parlimentary
watchdog.

He was one of three peers caught up in an undercover sting by The Sunday
Times reporters posing as representatives of a South Korean energy firm.

Sky's Alistair Bunkall said: "The allegations against him are that he was
offering, on behalf of a lobby company they were posing as members of, to be
able to set up an all parliamentary group to represent their interests.

"And, also the suggestion that because he would be a paid advocate of theirs,
he would ask his colleagues in the House of Lords to ask questions on his
behalf."

Lord Laid has vehemently denied the allegations in a statement, saying: "In
recent days I have been the subject of a scam operated by journalists
masquerading as communications consultants.

"This has led to allegations that I have broken the rules of the House of
Lords.

"I wish to make it clear that I did not agree to act as a paid advocate in
any proceedings of the House nor did I accept payment or other incentive or
reward in return for providing parliamentary advice or services.

"I have not broken any rules. However, I have referred myself to the
appropriate authorities and I will be making no further statement until I have
received their ruling."

The allegations also involve two Labour peers which Sky News has been unable
to contact for a right of reply.

All three of the peers decided not to accept the offer that was put to them
by the journalists operating undercover, masquerading as lobbyists. They are all
thought to have referred themselves to the watchdog.

A Labour spokesperson said: "The Labour Party expects all Peers to comply
with the Lords Code of Conduct, which is there to bring clarity to their
dealings with outside commercial interests and consultancies.

"We demand high standards of behaviour from our parliamentarians.

"Where there is genuine evidence of wrongdoing, including non-compliance with
the Code of Conduct, the Labour Party will consider appropriate disciplinary
action as and when necessary."

The claims come hot off the heels of the claims concerning Patrick Mercer,
the Conservative MP who resigned the Tory Whip on Friday because of allegations
in The Daily Telegraph that he was taking money from lobbyists in order to ask
questions on their behalf in Parliament.

He is alleged to have tabled Commons questions and offered a Westminster
security pass after signing a deal with a lobbying firm that paid him £4,000
seeking the readmission of Fiji to the Commonwealth

Panda
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 30555
Age : 59
Location : Wales
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2010-03-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  wjk on Sun 2 Jun - 12:33

I think this story is going to get a lot bigger by the looks of it, Panda.
Bloody politicians again!!

wjk
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 7812
Age : 51
Location : Manchester
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2009-08-20

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 2 Jun - 13:48

What on earth is the pink object in the photo pointing at Lord Laird's tie!!!!

Not Born Yesterday
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 6697
Age : 103
Location : Over the hills and far away
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2011-10-09

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Badboy on Sun 2 Jun - 13:58

A FINGER?

Badboy
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Male
Number of posts : 7744
Age : 50
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2009-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Panda on Sun 2 Jun - 16:49

Not Born Yesterday wrote:What on earth is the pink object in the photo pointing at Lord Laird's tie!!!!

Hi NBY, I think it is his finger, the Reporters obviously had a hidden camera.

Panda
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 30555
Age : 59
Location : Wales
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2010-03-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Panda on Sun 2 Jun - 16:51

wjk wrote:I think this story is going to get a lot bigger by the looks of it, Panda.
Bloody politicians again!!
Honestly wjk, I don't think there has ever been such corrupt Government , from all Parties, but Tony Blair started the rot.And they wonder why people don't vote!!!

Panda
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 30555
Age : 59
Location : Wales
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2010-03-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  wjk on Sun 2 Jun - 18:04

If there was an election tomorrow, I wouldn't have a clue who to vote for, Panda.

wjk
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Female
Number of posts : 7812
Age : 51
Location : Manchester
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2009-08-20

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Badboy on Sun 2 Jun - 18:55

I THINK I WOULD VOTE LABOUR IF THERE WAS A ELECTION TOMORROW.

Badboy
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Male
Number of posts : 7744
Age : 50
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2009-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Badboy on Sun 2 Jun - 18:56

TWO LABOUR PEERS ALSO INVOLVED IN OBBYING.

Badboy
Platinum Poster
Platinum Poster

Male
Number of posts : 7744
Age : 50
Warning :
0 / 1000 / 100

Registration date : 2009-08-31

Back to top Go down

Re: Peer Denies Breaking Rules Over Lobbyimg

Post  Sponsored content Today at 13:44


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum