The A-Z of Tory Sleaze & Scandal

13 Apr 2023

Naming Conservative scandals is as easy as ABC.

This alphabet of failure makes it very clear - the Conservatives believe it’s one rule for them, and another for the British people.

There’s clearly something rotten at the heart of the Conservative Party, which Rishi Sunak is refusing to fix. If he was serious about restoring integrity, he would order an independent inquiry to get to the bottom of this endless cycle of sleaze and scandals.

A is for

Anti-vax Andrew Bridgen

Bridgen stripped of Tory whip for ‘utterly unacceptable’ Covid vaccine comments"

The Independent

B is for


Blackpool South MP Scott Benton suspended after appearing to offer to lobby for gambling investors"

ITV News

C is for

Childcare firm shares

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is being investigated by Parliament's standards watchdog over a possible failure to declare an interest."


D is for

Downing Street parties

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured drinking at Downing Street party during lockdown"
ITV News

E is for

Ethics adviser (finally)

Prime minister appoints Historic England chair to role that had been vacant for six months"

The Guardian

F is for


Partygate: PM accused of presiding over ‘record’ 100 Covid fines"

The Guardian

G is for

Gavin Williamson

"A senior civil servant claimed that Williamson had told them to 'slit your throat'”
The Guardian

H is for

Hancock hypocricy 

Matt Hancock’s secret affair with aide Gina Coladangelo is exposed after office snogs while Covid raged on"

The Sun

I is for

I'm A Celebrity

"Matt Hancock suspended as Tory MP for joining I'm a Celeb cast"

(No, you're an MP. Get back to work!)

J is for


Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick faced accusations of 'cash for favours'"

Evening Standard

K is for

Kwarteng's mini-budget

The pound fell to a record low of 1.03 against the US dollar on Monday after Kwarteng doubled down"

The Guardian

L is for

Lee Anderson

Nobody has ever committed a crime after being executed. 100% success rate."

Lee Anderson

M is for

Michelle Mone

"Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) were investigating PPE Medpro, a company that received more than £200m of government Covid contracts weeks after Mone referred it to ministers."
The Guardian

N is for


Rishi Sunak accused of shielding super-rich by maintaining non-dom tax loophole"

The Independent

O is for

Owen Paterson

MPs have voted to shelve a recommendation from the standards committee for the former Tory minister Owen Paterson to be suspended from the Commons for 30 days for breaking the rules banning paid lobbying."

The Guardian

P is for

Priti Patel

Home Office spent £370,000 settling Patel bullying claim by top civil servant"

The Independent

Q is for


Met admits not sending Boris Johnson questionnaires over Partygate gatherings"

The Guardian

R is for


"Dominic Raab was on Friday accused of hurling tomatoes across a table in a fit of rage as he was embroiled in a bullying storm."
The Telegraph

S is for

Steve Brine

Senior Tory MP Steve Brine under investigation over lobbying claims"

Sky News

T is for


Liz Truss’ resignation leaves a party in tatters and a nation in despair"


U is for


[From September to November] the Truss and Sunak administrations have so far averaged well over one significant U-turn a week."

The Guardian

V is for

Villa in Mustique

Sleaze inquiry into Boris Johnson's £15000 Mustique holiday"

Daily Mail

W is for


Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson’s £840-a-roll ‘gold’ wallpaper already peeling"

The Independent

X is for

X-rated tractors

"Neil Parish Quits In Tractor Porn Scandal"
Politics Home

Y is for

Year of three Prime Ministers

The year of three prime ministers - how Britain went from Boris to budget bedlam then back to billionaire Rishi"

Manchester Evening News

Z is for


Nadhim Zahawi sacked as Tory party chair over tax affairs"

The Guardian

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