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Posts Tagged: Lobbying
WATCH: Eustice – “I don’t think Cameron took advantage of any rules. He meticulously observed the rules that are there.”
But adds that the former PM has “himself conceded that with hindsight, if he had his time again, he wouldn’t have texted Rishi Sunak.
Lobbying: a modest proposal. Let’s register any time anyone meets a Minister or MP – anywhere, anyhow.
P.S: It’s early days in the Greensill affair. But the people we elect don’t always seem to be in charge.
Francis Ingham: It simply won’t do that Cameron wasn’t covered by lobbying rules that he himself introduced
The patent absurdity of a Lobbying Act which excludes the majority of lobbyists means that it simply will not last.
This should apply to central and local government. Also those organisations funded by taxpayers.
Duncan Simpson: Three tasks for Johnson. Cull quangos. End taxpayer-funded lobbying. And reform appointments.
Cleaning up the state won’t be a quick and easy task. But if Boris Johnson doesn’t grasp the nettle, it will certainly come back to sting.
Parliament is struggling to retain senior figures. New peers should be chosen on their ability to raise the calibre of debate.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
Chris Whitehouse: Disloyalty, short-termism and selfishness – as they say of each other. Lobbyists at war.
How two factions of self-proclaimed professional influencers are painting themselves into ever-tighter corners.
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
James Frayne: Relations between businesses and politicians are made worse by the fact each misunderstand the other
It’s not just about Brexit – it’s deeper and longer-standing than that. Ironically, relations would improve if they each a bit more combative.
The Conservatives: not the Party of “f*ck business”, but not the Party of blind obedience to big business, either
Prioritising large over small, or current businesses over future businesses, would hurt workers, consumers, taxpayers, investors and the nation.
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Greg Clark and BEIS have the opportunity to create a much more coherent and considerate approach to setting the rules for business.
Chris Whitehouse: Leaving the EU will mean more lobbying here, and more problems with our crazy lobbying laws
The effect of the legislation has been to by-pass the under-the-radar lobbyists, and to bear down on that section of the industry which was already acting responsibly.