Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ministers 'reliant' on lobbyists - Telegraph

Ministers 'reliant' on lobbyists - Telegraph:

Businessman who spent year as government advisor reveals shock at 'revolving door' of corporate lobbyists

A businessman who spent a year in Government has revealed his dismay at the access and influence exerted by lobbyists.
There is a “revolving door” between the civil service and the lobbying industry, Lawrence Tomlinson said.
Lobbyists for the banking industry have become “indispensable” to ministers because they fund programmes and the control information on which civil servants depend.
David Cameron once described lobbying as the “next big scandal waiting to happen”...