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 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.
WELSH Ukip leader Nathan Gill would say that his party aren't monsters, but it is monstrous that disgraced former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, who would not be selected for any English constituency after the fallout resulting from the cash-for-questions controversy, is now a Welsh Assembly Member.
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.
5 million as a result of his disastrous libel suit 18 months ago over the cash-for-questions scandal.