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Johnson under fire over curbs on MPs outside interests

Sky, 18 Nov 2021
MPs have backed the government's approach to curbing MPs' outside interests, after Labour's proposals were voted down in the House of Commons.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer used one of his party's designated opposition day debates in the Commons to put forward a motion setting out his party's plans for banning MPs from paid political consultancy work.

But in a bid to steal a march on the opposition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he backed such a ban and put down an amendment setting out the government's own approach.

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