Peers apologise, but deny wrongdoing, as Sunday Times releases audio
The Sunday Times today released segments from an audio recording in which a veteran Labour peer boasts to an undercover reporter about having helped a company amend legislation in Parliament.
The peer, Lord Taylor of Blackburn, also brags that some companies pay him as much as £100,000 a year to act as a fixer, adding: “That’s cheap for what I do for them.”
The recording was released shortly after Lord Taylor and a Labour colleague, Lord Snape of Wednesbury, stood up to defend their reputations during an emergency debate in the House of Lords into the Lords-for-hire scandal.
Lord Snape is on the take – I’m shocked!! Maybe he’s just trying to convince He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named that he is a bad guy so he can get in on his plans and report them to the Order of Phoenix.