Millionaire Geoffrey Cox joins cabinet…he claimed 49p for milk & spoke out for tax havens

A real man of the people has joined the cabinet after Boris Johnson and David Davis decided their jobs were just too hard for them.

Jeremy Hunt has moved to Foreign Sec and Matt Hancock to Health to replace him, The PM promoted the Attorney General Jeremy Wright to Hancock’s old role leaving room for Geoffrey Cox to take Wright’s job.

Mr Cox is a millionaire and one of the richest MPs in Parliament. He may well be a wealthy man, but he once attempted to claim 49p for milk and £2 for tea bags. For once Parliament saw sense and knocked him back for his frugal claim. But his claim for a fridge was accepted. You wonder if it annoys him that he has to pay for the milk to go in it from now on?

Trying to milk to system aside, he is also a bit of a supporter of tax havens and has received large sums of money from legal firms in the Cayman Islands, working as a barrister.

Unsurprisingly he is against financial transparency for tax havens so dirty money can be seized.

In 2016 the Standards Committee of which he was a member found he had committed a serious breach of a House of Commons rule after omitting to register £400k of outside earnings for legal work within the 28-day deadline.

Mr Cox has been MP for Torridge and West Devon since 2005.

Cox was born in the Wiltshire village of Wroughton on 30 April 1960. He was educated at King’s College, Taunton, an independent school in Somerset. He studied law and classics at Downing College, Cambridge.

Brexiters jump ship after their fantasy unravels before their eyes

Boris has been allowed to escape with his head held high

Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.

Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply