Bishop of Leeds asks about standards in public life

The Bishop of Leeds asked a question on 5th July 2022, during exchanges in the Lords about standards in public life and the conduct of the Prime Minister:

The Lord Bishop of Leeds: My Lords, if standards in public life are being upheld, what could we expect to see if public ethics were being corrupted and standards were not being upheld?

Lord True (Con): My Lords, I understand the tenor of the right reverend Prelate’s question. I repeat what was said in the Statement: it is for us all in public life to choose for ourselves how to respond. The context of this is not only the allegations that have been made; there is also a wider political process intended to denigrate the Prime Minister. Those are both aspects of this situation. In saying that, I do not underestimate the importance of any of the matters that people raise. They should all be properly investigated.


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