Owen Paterson resigns as MP after standards watchdog row

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Owen Paterson has decided to resign arsenic the MP for North Shropshire, saying: “I volition stay a nationalist servant but extracurricular the cruel satellite of politics.”

Paterson was facing a 30-day suspension from the House of Commons and a imaginable byelection, aft Boris Johnson withdrew his enactment from a bid to support him.

Downing Street executed a humiliating U-turn connected Thursday, conscionable hours aft Johnson whipped his MPs to enactment an amendment that paused judgement successful the Paterson lawsuit portion the strategy for policing MPs’ behaviour was overhauled.

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