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Mind your language

Why disgraced MPs head for the Chiltern Hundreds

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

14 May 2022

9:00 AM

I saw in last week’s Spectatorthat the tractor MP had applied for the stewardship of the Manor of Northstead. After only a few days, the Chancellor of the Exchequer granted him this office of profit under the Crown, which disqualifies him from continuing as an MP. These days, when it is hard to book a doctor’s appointment and impossible to get most public corporations even to answer the telephone, it’s quick work on Rishi Sunak’s part.

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