We have had the cash for honours scandal which still continues and could yet haul in the Prime Minister and today the Sunday Times has yet another sleaze story, which this time involves Transport Minister and Thanet South MP, Dr Steven Ladyman, who, with Gerry Sutcliffe, the prisons minister, were named during a two-month investigation into “cash for access” by newspaper.
Lobbyists claimed Sutcliffe was prepared to hand over his private Whitehall diary to them, while Ladyman was claimed to have divulged information on policies such as road-charging.
Last night both ministers confirmed they had discussed government business with the lobbyists and that they were “friends” with the firm’s employees. However, both strenuously denied any wrongdoing.
Read the full account and decide for yourselves, here.