SIR GEOFFREY Cox has been slammed for siding with “those accused of corruption” in working for a Caribbean government.
The MP, a former Attorney General, is under fire for raking in a fortune for legal advice dished out to the British Virgin Islands.
A source said: “Cox has spent time there trying to hinder an investigation into systemic corruption, cronyism, jury intimidation and misuse of funds.
“It’s shocking he’s put himself on the side of those accused of corruption.”
Cox has spoken just once in Parliament this year but spends up to 41 hours a month on his second job.
The PM’s spokesman slapped Sir Geoffrey down for spending so long in his second job.
In pointed remarks, the PM’s spokesman said an “MP’s primary job is and must be to serve their constituents and to represent their interests in Parliament”.
He added: “They should be visible in their constituencies and available to help constituents with their constituency matters.
“If they’re not doing that, they’re not doing their job and will rightly be judged on that by their constituents.”
A Whitehall insider added: “I think he will have got the message.”
The revelations has sparked a fresh clamour for a crackdown on MPs second jobbing.
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