“Depressingly low levels of trust in politicians”

… All candidates standing in May’s general election should be forced to disclose whether they intend to have a second job while in parliament, the chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life has told the Observer.

Lord Bew said in the wake of the scandals surrounding former cabinet ministers Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind, parties urgently needed to enact a change to address “depressingly low” levels of trust in politicians.