Kwarteng apologises to standards commissioner for suggesting she should resign – UK politics live

Kwarteng apologises to standards commissioner for suggesting she should resign – UK politics live

Latest updates: business secretary apologises to Kathryn Stone, suggesting his comments might have broken ministerial code

Polling suggests that, if Conservative MPs vote against the Labour motion banning them from having paid directorships and consultancies on Wednesday (see 9.37am and 10.32am), they will be defying public opinion.

A YouGov poll earlier this month suggests that, by a factor of three to one (63% to 20%), people are more likely to think that MPs should not be allowed a paid extra job than that they should.

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