cash-for-questions

cash-for-questions

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit of, involved in, or relating to a scandal in which some MPs were accused of accepting bribes to ask particular questions in Parliament
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The controversial politician, who lost his Tatton seat in 1997 after being embroiled in the cash-for-questions scandal involving then-Harrods owner Mohammed al-Fayed, gave a wideranging talk called The World Gone Mad!
The former cash-for-questions MP - who was branded a "liar and a cheat" in 1996 over his connections with political sleaze - added: "This is another unnecessary row and a symptom of her bungled Brexit, overseen by her rebellious Cabinet of Remainers with tin ears."
AN actor who claimed former chancellor Ken Clarke molested him during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.
A FORMER child actor from Birmingham falsely claimed he was plied with booze and molested by ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago, a court heard.
The former Tory minister, embroiled in the 1994 cash-for-questions scandal, has put his name forward to stand for Ukip in Portsmouth South.
First he said he wasn't standing in the by-election for the Newark seat vacated by cash-for-questions MP Patrick Mercer.
DISGRACED former Tory MP Patrick Mercer is quitting Parliament after a sleaze watchdog planned to suspend him over cash-for-questions allegations.
.PUBLICITY-seeking missile Sally Bercow, wife of Commons'' speaker John Bercow, may be following in the footsteps of another sad political spouse, Christine Hamilton, wife of disgraced cash-for-questions ex-MP Neil Hamilton.
Mr Hamilton was a Tory MP and minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major before being caught up in the cash-for-questions scandal.
SLEAZEBUSTER Martin Bell, 63, who beat disgraced cash-for-questions Tory MP Neil Hamilton, tells why he was ready to stand against Henry McLeish.
Since the cash-for-questions affair in 1994, the ebullient couple have been involved in a political survival fight, endless legal battles and all manner of bizarre media roles.
Mr Hamilton owes Mr Al Fayed pounds 1.5 million as a result of his disastrous libel suit 18 months ago over the cash-for-questions scandal.