Thursday 9 August 2018 / 1:41 PM Jon Trickett

Boris Johnson’s flagrant breach of ministerial rules shows the utter contempt he has for democracy and ridding politics of vested interests – Trickett

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, responding to the news that Boris Johnson broke ministerial rules when he took on his Daily Telegraph column after quitting as foreign secretary, said:

“Boris Johnson’s flagrant breach of the rules shows the utter contempt he has for democracy and ridding politics of vested interests, and raises serious questions about why he was so desperate to start writing for the Telegraph again.

“The system is clearly not working when the former Foreign Secretary can simply ignore the official body that oversees appointments seemingly without any consequences.

“A drastic overhaul of this toothless body is urgently needed so we can put an end to politicians and the establishment working only for the interests of themselves.”