Tag Archives: Lobbying Bill

The real lobbying problem


This Government and its predecessor has shown itself to be completely incapable of dealing in a meaningful way with lobbying, despite David Cameron stating in 2010 before the coalition was formed “Now we all know that expenses has dominated politics for … Continue reading

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Four days in April


It is unlikely that more than a few hundred people in the UK have heard of or met Maina Kiai, however he has just undertaken a 4 day visit and the conclusions he has come to as a result of his … Continue reading

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A debate for all?


The arguments in favour of leaving or remaining in the EU have some very powerful and vocal supporters. There are risks as both sides of the debate compete for what they imagine are the ears of the rest of society … Continue reading

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Conservative Party tries to reach out


Behind all of the gloss and brouhaha in the Conservative Party conference the news that the party has appointed a Director of Outreach may well have been missed by Newsnight and the Radio4 Today programme. The person concerned, Colin Bloom is someone … Continue reading

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To publish and not be damned


In the debate on the European referendum one of the contributions from Philip Hammond suggested that he was creating a special form of public statement that will be limited to Government Ministers when using twitter and other forms of social … Continue reading

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Make up your mind Norman


To find arguments and frustrations about the dreadful lobbying Bill which the coalition introduced just over a year ago, you might do worse than search for references on this blog. However with 42 blogs written on the topic to date … Continue reading

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For Pride, not political advancement


I wrote the following blog yesterday and its words still stand. However since I wrote Nigel Farage in his arrogance and self importance has begun to claim that his lack of invitation to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph tomorrow is … Continue reading

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