Tuesday 22 December 2020 / 2:55 PM Angela Rayner

Cruddas peerage shows one rule for Tories, another for the rest of the country – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Party Chair, commenting on Boris Johnson nominating donor Peter Cruddas for a peerage, said:

“After months of revelations about the cronyism at the heart of this government, it’s somehow appropriate the Prime Minister has chosen to end the year with a peerage to Peter Cruddas, the man who once corruptly offered access to government in exchange for cash.

“Whether it’s the Dominic Cummings saga, wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer cash on contracts that don’t deliver or giving peerages to disgraced donors, it’s never been more clear: there is one rule for the Conservatives and their chums, another for the rest of the country.”