Lembit Lobbied for Cheeky Girls

Guido didn’t bother running with the Lembit / Cheeky Girl story this week. The satire / reality continuum seemed to have warped too much.
However it appears that there is a political angle, Lembit has tried to fast-track the Romanian’s visa process. The Cheeky Girls are in Britain illegally – that would make it illegal to hire them as well. Which Guido understands has been possible in the past…

UPDATE : Isn’t it an offence to offer an inducement to an MP? Do they live in his constitutency?

UPDATE II : Machiavelli points out in the comments:

The Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament:

“Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.”

“Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.”




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