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Has Westminster cleaned up its act since the Owen Paterson scandal?

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The enforced resignation of Owen Paterson in November certainly had its consequences. Boris Johnson’s efforts to help the North Shropshire MP triggered a sleaze scandal, a Labour lead that the party is still yet to relinquish and the loss of a constituency which had been Tory for more than a century. But, two months on, how hard are the winds of change blowing through the corridors of Whitehall? 

Paterson’s departure was triggered by declarations surrounding paid work consulting for Randox Chemicals.

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