Two ex-Cabinet Ministers agreed to work for £10,000 a day to promote the interests of a fake South Korean firm in a new row over MPs’ second jobs.
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and ex-Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were apparently duped into offering their services by campaign group Led by Donkeys.
When asked what his daily rate was, Mr Hancock reportedly replied ‘it’s 10,000 sterling’ while Mr Kwarteng agreed to the same rate, saying he did not require a ‘king’s ransom’.
According to the Observer, Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, said a daily rate of about £6,000 ‘feels about right’.
But Sir Graham made clear he could not advocate on behalf of the interest and said any payments would be on a public register.
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