Geoffrey Cox breaks silence to defend his second millionaire lawyer job
UNDER FIRE, MP Geoffrey Cox finally broke his silence today to defend his second job which has brought him millions as a side lawyer.
The former attorney general stood up to his critics, saying he sought approval from Conservative Party leaders before taking a job that saw him skip Parliament to stay on the British Virgin Islands during a lockdown strict.
Sir Geoffrey has defended himself against the Tory bashing allegations who harassed the PM for days – as it has been revealed that dozens of MPs are raising extra money on top of their daily work.
In addition to their salary of £ 81,000 a year to represent their constituents, MPs were found to lobby for other companies, sit on boards of directors, advise top companies and make thousands of pounds every year, sometimes for just a few hours of work.
Sir Geoffrey was found to be working at his other job while sitting in his MP’s office.
Today he has launched a full defense of his actions as Boris desperately tries to put the sleazy behind him.
He insisted his work in his constituency “comes first” and said Tory whips agreed it was “appropriate” for him to be able to vote remotely so he could stay on the island of the Caribbean.