MPs vote to reprimand Thierry Baudet for not declaring outside earnings


Far right MP Thierry Baudet has been given a formal reprimand by parliament for failing to declare earnings from his outside interests, even though he is required to do so under parliamentary rules.

The sanction was recommended by parliament’s integrity committee last week.

Baudet is thought to have earned €85,000 from the sale of his books and his job as director of his own publishing house THPB Media. He has also earned money from his role as a board member at Forum voor Democratie BV, a limited company with a variety of commercial interests.

He has, however, refused to list his income in the register of members’ interests, which was established to stop potential conflicts of interest, in line with the MPs’ code of conduct.

If Baudet continues to refuse to make his additional earnings public, he can be suspended from parliament for a month.

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