Labour’s David Lammy is in the hot seat after The Telegraph reported an investigation has been triggered to investigate the Labour politician in regards to his gifts and extra earnings.
The Telegraph reported: “David Lammy is being investigated by Parliament’s Standards Commissioner over alleged breaches of the MPs’ Code of Conduct on declaring financial interests worth more than £27,000.”
“The inquiry into the Shadow Foreign Secretary was opened on June 15 and relates to claims about the late declaration of earnings and hospitality.”
“Under the rules, MPs must declare within 28 days any interest which might be reasonably considered to influence their actions.”
“On Monday, a spokesman confirmed that Mr Lammy had written to the Registrar of Members’ Financial Interests “to apologise for the administrative errors in his office which led to late declarations in December last year”.”
Some of the earnings in question relate to £21,000 being earned during black history month last October, a trip to the US last April for a speech which earned him £3,700, and free tickets (gifts) to watch NFL and Boxing matches worth £3000.
In the article, The Telegraph reminded us of when David Lammy exploded at the PM for doing up his Downing Street flat.
In a post on Twitter Lammy wrote: “Boris Johnson’s defence appears to be that he had no idea how his £200,000 decoration bill would be paid. If true, how are we expected to trust this bumbling fool to run the U.K. economy?”
The Telegraph reported that a spokesman for David Lammy said: “David Lammy takes his declaration responsibilities seriously and as soon as this was brought to his attention he wrote to the Registrar of Members’ Financial Interests to apologise for the administrative errors in his office which led to late declarations in December last year.”
“He has assured the registrar that he has put revised systems in place so that declarations are made in a timely manner. Weare happy to provide the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner with any further information.”
Once again, the hypocrisy of David Lammy is clear for all to see. As the old saying goes, “you shouldn’t throw stones in glass houses.”