Blackburn MP in 'cash for access' scandal

Blackburn MP Jack Straw has denied offering his influence in return for thousands of pounds. The former foreign secretary along with Sir Malcolm Rifkind are accused of offering 'cash for access' to s fictitious company in an undercover investigation. Both have referred themselves to Parliament's commissioner for standards

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Report: Blackburn MP Jack Straw in 'cash for access' scandal

The Blackburn MP Jack Straw stands accused of being prepared to use his parliamentary position and influence in return for thousands of pounds.

Mr Straw was secretly filmed by reporters from the Daily Telegraph and Channel 4's Dispatches programme offering to help the business interests of a fake company based in Hong Kong.

Mr Straw strongly denies he has done anything wrong.

He steps down as Blackburn's Labour MP at the general election in May.

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