If the chair of the intelligence committee no longer has the confidence of the prime minister, then he shouldn’t be in that position. I think the prime minister needs to form a view whether he wants the intelligence committee chair to be working as a lobbyist for Chinese companies. Just put it the other way round. Do you think the Chinese government would let the equivalent chair of the intelligence committee in China work for a British company?
We can all guess the answer to that one but perhaps all government is corrupt?
Rifkind and Straw have referred themselves to the parliamentary standards committee but this scandal is likely to roll
until after the May 7 General election. If either men or both are cleared it will be too late as far as the election goes.
But if they have broken the rules they must go. Both maintain they have not broken the rules leaving many to questions the rules.
The latest news is "Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to face an internal Tory party disciplinary inquiry which will determine whether he has brought the party into disrepute. If he is found to have done so, then Sir Malcolm would not be allowed to stand as a candidate in the forthcoming election."
In October 2013 Jack Straw, 68, announced he was stepping down at the next election so his career may end on a low.
This is not the first time Ministers have been caught in a cash for questions sting leaving me wondering are they just plain greedy or stupid?
By close of play Monday both Mr Straw and Mr Rifkind were suspended from their respective political parties.
The allegations against both men