Embattled MP Geoffrey Cox breaks silence to defend second job earning millions as a lawyer


UNDER fire MP Geoffrey Cox finally broke his silence today to defend his second job earning millions as a lawyer.

The former Attorney General came out swinging against his critics, saying he sought approval from Tory Party bosses before taking a job which saw him skip Parliament to stay on the British Virgin Islands.

MP Sir Geoffrey Cox is under fire for raking in a fortune for legal advice dished out to the British Virgin Islands

He insisted his constituency work “comes first” and said Tory whips agreed he could vote remotely so he could stay on the Caribbean island.

He effectively threw top enforcer Mark Spencer under the bus by saying he’d signed off and given the green light to the move.

And he refused to quit as an MP – saying it was for voters to decide if they want a “distinguished” lawyer fighting their corner.

Sir Geoffrey defended himself against Tory sleaze allegations which have dogged the PM for days – as it was revealed dozens of MPs are raking in extra cash on the side of their day jobs.