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Politicians clash over second jobs row

Ed Miliband has called on David Cameron to ban MPs from having second jobs "to restore the reputation of this house" following recent allegations against two former foreign secretaries.

Tory MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to step down as an MP at the General Election and has also resigned as chairman of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, he said.

Sir Rifkind and Jack Straw were both suspended from their parties after they were secretly filmed allegedly offering to use their positions and contacts to benefit a private company in return for cash. Both men deny any wrong-doing.

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Farage: 'Very questionable' whether Rifkind keeps ISC role

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said it was "very questionable" whether Sir Malcolm Rifkind should continue in his role as Intelligence and Security Committee chairman in wake of cash-for-access claims.

"I'm not surprised he has been suspended and I would have thought it very questionable whether he can hang on to any other senior positions at all," Mr Farage said at a campaign event in Rochester, Kent.

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