Former government ministers agreed to advise fake company for £10,000

26 March 2023, 07:25

Former government ministers Matt Hancock and Kwasi Kwarteng
Former government ministers Matt Hancock and Kwasi Kwarteng. Picture: Getty
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Ex-government ministers told a fake international company looking for advice from MPs that their daily rate is £10,000.

Both Matt Hancock and Kwasi Kwarteng told the fake company - Led By Donkeys - they charged five-figure sums for advice.

When asked what his daily rate during an online "interview", Mr Hancock said: "I do, yes. It is 10,000 sterling."

Meanwhile, ex-Chancellor Mr Kwarteng, when asked the same question, replied: "I would say as an MP, obviously I don't need to earn a king's ransom.

"But I wouldn't do anything less than for about 10,000 dollars a month."

When he was told by the fake company that they would consider offering him up to £12,000 a day, Mr Kwarteng said: "OK yes, we're not a million miles off. We can work with the numbers."

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There is no accusation of wrongdoing from any MPs.

Matt Hancock's spokespersonn said he had "acted entirely properly and within the rules".

Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock. Picture: Getty

But Labour slammed the former ministers, accusing them o using "their taxpayer-funded offices to line their own pockets" and called the behaviour "shameful".

Led By Donkeys, the fake company, is an anti-Brexit group that created the fake company 'Hanseong Consulting'.

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