23/02/2015

Two Former Foreign Secretaries Filmed Offering Services For Cash

Two former Foreign Secretaries have been secretly filmed offering to use their influence to benefit a private Chinese company.

Channel 4's Dispatches and the Daily Telegraph set up an operation in which reporters posed as staff of a fake Chinese firm.

In secretly filmed meetings with Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, both men are allegedly to have offered their services for cash.

However, they have denied any wrongdoing and referred themselves to Parliament's standards watchdog.

It is understood that Mr Straw has been suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party at his own request. While Sir Rifkind is currently not facing any suspension.

(MH/CD)

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