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Full statement text: ISC chairman Malcolm Rifkind quits over cash-for-access allegations

By Prospect Team  

Conservative MP Malcolm Rifkind has resigned from his role as chair of the Commons Intelligence and Security committee, following a sting in which he told undercover reporters from Channel 4’s Dispatches programme and the Daily Telegraph that he could sort out “useful access” to every British ambassador in the world. He denies any wrongdoing.

Rifkind said:

None of the current controversy with which I am associated is relevant to my work as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

However, I have today informed my colleagues that while I will remain a member of the Committee, I will step down…

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