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UK government makes U-turn on corruption rule change as lawmaker quits


Boris Johnson's government made a U-turn on Thursday on plans to overhaul the system for combating parliamentary corruption, with the lawmaker whose case had provoked the row quitting his job.

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University in London, said allegations of corruption could be deeply damaging, citing the sleaze rows that dogged the last days of John Major's Conservative government in the mid-1990s.

This was covered in The Daily Mail



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