Sir Keir heralded a “significant victory” for the Labour party after Mr Johnson released a letter sent to Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle which has called for the Code of Conduct of MP’s to be updated in order to restore the confidence of the public. The letter follows two weeks of Tory sleaze allegations in the wake of the Owen Paterson and Sir Geoffrey Cox scandals.
The Labour leader said: “We have had two weeks of Tory sleaze and corruption.
“And be under no illusion the Prime Minister has only done this because his back is against a wall.
“Because we the Labour Party have put down a binding vote for tomorrow.”
Mr Starmer suggested instead that Mr Johnson’s plans to ban MPs from working as paid political consultants or lobbyists was a “significant victory for the Labour Party.
Sir Keir claimed: “It would not have happened if we had not put down that binding vote.
“This is a Prime Minister who has shown no leadership whatsoever.
“It is a step forward in standards in public life.”
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