Sir Keir Starmer breached MPs' code of conduct eight times

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Speaking at the time the investigation was launched Sir Keir had said he was "absolutely confident" he had not broken the MPs' code of conduct.

Sir Keir Starmer has been found to have breached the MPs' code of conduct by failing to register eight interests on time, including gifts from football teams and the sale of a plot of land.

The standards commissioner launched an investigation in June after complaints the Labour leader had been late to register income and hospitality.
Kathryn Stone said the breaches were "minor and/or inadvertent".
A Labour spokesperson said Sir Keir had apologised for the errors.
The commissioner initially began to investigate after complaints Sir Keir had failed to register three instances of income and hospitality and then found four further instances of late entries.
When writing to Ms Stone to "offer explanation, apology and reassurances that measures had been put in place to prevent any reoccurrence", Sir Keir also raised another instance of the sale of a plot of land that exceeded the £100,000 threshold for registration to the House authorities.
She said that although he said "he was waiting for the sale to complete so he could register the correct value", she decided to include it in her report.
Under the House of Commons' Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament MPs are required to register interests within 28 days.
Gifts and payments received by MPs are regularly published fortnightly in the Register of Members' Financial Interests.
Ms Stone said the eight breaches "were minor and/or inadvertent", and "there was no attempt to mislead".
But she has asked Sir Keir to meet the registrar of members' financial interests to discuss his obligations within Parliamentary rules - which he will do on on 25 August.
In a letter to Ms Stone, the Labour leader wrote that the late declarations were the "result of an administrative error within my office" and said he took full responsibility and apologised.
A Labour Party spokesperson said: "Keir Starmer takes his responsibilities to the Register very seriously and has apologised to the Commissioner for this inadvertent error.
"He has assured the Commissioner that his office processes have been reviewed to ensure this doesn't happen again."
Speaking at the time the investigation was launched Sir Keir had said he was "absolutely confident" he had not broken the MPs' code of conduct.

Football tickets and Kebab awards

Among the interests declared late by Sir Keir was an £18,450 advance from publisher HarperCollins in April for a book he is writing.
He has pledged to donate the sum, which was declared a day late, to charitable causes while royalties for two legal books were also delayed in being registered.
Sir Keir also received a directors' box for two people at Crystal Palace worth £720, when they beat his club Arsenal 3-0 on 4 April, but this was not registered until 5 May.
And he received four tickets for Watford vs Arsenal, worth a total of £1,416, for their 6 March match - which were registered on 6 May.
Just Eat gave tickets to staff for the Taste of London festival and the British Kebab awards in October, but these were not declared until 23 December.
Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson was found by the standards commissioner to have breached the rules on late declarations in 2018 and 2019.
The first occasion involved earnings of more than £50,000 and the second involved part-ownership of a property in Somerse

 

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Speaking at the time the investigation was launched Sir Keir had said he was "absolutely confident" he had not broken the MPs' code of conduct.

If this had been Boris he would have been hung drawn and quartered here in the last two hours why am i not surprised those that were so critical of Boris for any misdemeanour have not been so vocal in this thread.
 

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Doesn't matter which side they're on they're all on the same gravy train...bleeding it dry. They always have and always will. They're only" sorry "because they've been found out
Spot on Clint the problem is so many cannot see its both sides not just one.
 

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If this had been Boris he would have been hung drawn and quartered here in the last two hours why am i not surprised those that were so critical of Boris for any misdemeanour have not been so vocal in this thread.


Well that very much depends on whether the offences are comparable and proportionate.

Now you'd have thought that the LotO would have had people on this sort of thing, so that such bad publicity could be avoided, but evidently not. Which is not a great look. But,

Ms Stone said the eight breaches "were minor and/or inadvertent", and "there was no attempt to mislead".

We really are not in the same ball-park here.
 
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Well that very much depends on whether the offences are comparable and proportionate.
Now you'd have thought that the LotO would have had people on this sort of thing, so that such bad publicity could be avoided, but evidently not. Which is not a great look. But,
Ms Stone said the eight breaches "were minor and/or inadvertent", and "there was no attempt to mislead".
We really are not in the same ball-park here.
I’m with you. It’s hardly:
Partying during a national lockdown in the seat of government.
Giving a lordship to your brother and a ex KGB agents son (who happens to own a news paper)
Been reported to the expense committee for various things such as gold wall paper and who paid for it? Holidays with no one who will admit to paying for them.
Been found out to be a liar and refusing to accept it or resign when found out (on multiple occasions).

That Keir guy he’s not perfect but at least he’s accepted if he broke the rules over lockdown he would resign.
 

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That Keir guy he’s not perfect but at least he’s accepted if he broke the rules over lockdown he would resign.

This is not about lockdown this is about whether you believe he didn't know or lied, why "absolutely confident" why not "positive"

Speaking at the time the investigation was launched Sir Keir had said he was "absolutely confident" he had not broken the MPs' code of conduct.

Clint summed it up perfectly earlier -
Doesn't matter which side they're on they're all on the same gravy train...bleeding it dry. They always have and always will. They're only" sorry "because they've been found out
 
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Can i just say, plumbers, builders, 2 prices cash or check, takeaways cash only,mechanics at weekend, car boots, o yes the black economy is healthy and all tax free, it is human nature at it's very best athumb..
 

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Can i just say, plumbers, builders, 2 prices cash or check, takeaways cash only,mechanics at weekend, car boots, o yes the black economy is healthy and all tax free, it is human nature at it's very best
Sorry mate this guy is the leader of the labour party not some geezer doing cash in hand jobs on his mates cars.
 
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Sorry mate this guy is the leader of the labour party not some geezer doing cash in hand jobs on his mates cars.
I read ‘hand jobs’ and didn’t Boris use the public purse to take this lass -

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Around world trade fairs then, bung her a few 100k of our money for a cash in ‘hand job’? He defo go something out of that transaction. Not sure if anyone actually looks at pictures of ‘our’ Boris but…. I’m not sure he would be so successful with the ladies if he couldn’t provide riches or luxury. I know it’s not all looks in this life but the guys a serial philanderer and it’s well published that he is.
 
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So you think its ok for the leader of the labour party to break the MPs' code of conduct because other dodgy geezers have done it for years, unbelievable,.
It's how they world works, no he got caught breaking the code, the trick is not to get caught, the higher up the chain you go the bigger the risk
 

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I read ‘hand jobs’ and didn’t Boris use the public purse to take this lass -

Jennifer Arcuri​

Around world trade fairs then, bung her a few 100k of our money for a cash in ‘hand job’? He defo go something out of that transaction. Not sure if anyone actually looks at pictures of ‘our’ Boris but…. I’m not sure he would be so successful with the ladies if he couldn’t provide riches or luxury. I know it’s not all looks in this life but the guys a serial philanderer and it’s well published that he is.

The labour party leader broke the MPs' code of conduct this is not about Boris have you anything to say on the thread subject? do you agree with Rod that is Ok as everyone's on the fiddle?
 
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