“I predicted a Lavender Record of “dodgy donors and obsequious courtiers”.
Additional particulars have emerged about Boris Johnson’s resignation honours record and it exhibits as soon as extra simply how a lot the honours system is in want of determined reform and the way shameless the previous prime minister is.
Johnson has included former editor of the Every day Mail Paul Dacre on his record, regardless of Dacre being blocked by the Home of Lords Appointment Fee on a earlier record, the Occasions has reported.
The fee is claimed to have raised considerations that he’s nonetheless an “lively journalist”.
The record additionally contains David Ross, the multi-millionaire Carphone Warehouse founder who was pressured to stop as a Metropolis Corridor aide over a shares promoting scandal.
Additionally included on the record are two aides underneath the age of 30, Ross Kempsell and Charlotte Owen. Among the many 20 folks nominated by the previous prime minister are additionally 4 Tory MPs together with Alister Jack, the Scotland secretary, Nadine Dorries, the previous tradition secretary, Nigel Adams, a former minister, and Alok Sharma, the outgoing Cop26 president.
“The MPs have agreed to delay taking peerages till the tip of this parliament to keep away from triggering by-elections, at Johnson’s request”, the Occasions stories.
The SNP’s John Nicolson tweeted in response to the information: “This summer time, Mr Speaker grew to become agitated once I requested Boris Johnson – in his last #PMQs – about his upcoming resignation honours record. I predicted a Lavender Record of “dodgy donors and obsequious courtiers”.
Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Ahead
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