Tory sleaze allegations after Mercer quits

Conservative party under fire after ex-soldier allegedly failed to declare £2,000 paid by journalists in sting operationThe Conservative party was left reeling by sleaze allegations after an MP resigned from the parliamentary party for allegedly failing to declare thousands of pounds paid by a fake lobbying firm in a damaging journalistic sting.Patrick Mercer, MP for […]
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Tory MP Patrick Mercer resigns from party after lobbying sting

Former shadow minister is understood to have failed to declare £2,000 he was paid by journalists posing as lobbyistsPatrick Mercer, the former shadow minister, has resigned from the Conservative party after being caught up in a sting by journalists posing as lobbyists, having failed to declare £2,000 of the £4,000 they paid him.The Conservative MP […]
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Patrick Mercer MP resigns from Tory party amid lobbying claims

Former shadow minister is understood to have been approached by journalists posing as lobbyistsPatrick Mercer, the former shadow minister, has resigned from the Conservative party after being caught up in a sting by journalists posing as lobbyists.The Conservative MP for Newark said he was resigning the Tory whip immediately “to save my party embarrassment”, and […]
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Margaret Thatcher accused of holding ‘unabashedly racist’ views

Australian foreign minister, Bob Carr, reveals former British PM warned him of challenge posed by immigrationMargaret Thatcher has been accused by the Australian foreign minister of having held “unabashedly racist” views after he revealed that the late former British prime minister had warned him of the challenge posed by immigration from Asia.Bob Carr, who served […]
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