Labour has called on the Conservative party to return the money donated by Mohamed Amersi after the Pandora papers revealed he helped a firm with what it later accepted was a “corrupt payment” to the daughter of the former ruler of Uzbekistan.

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Party Chair, said:

It’s really concerning that the Conservatives have accepted hundreds of thousands of pounds from a man who appears to be closely linked to one of Europe’s biggest corruption scandals.

This is not the first time that Mohamed Amersi has been embroiled in controversy. The Conservatives should return the money he donated to them and come clean about who else is getting exclusive access to the prime minister and the chancellor in return for cash.

There can’t be one rule for senior Conservatives and their chums and another rule for everyone else.