Regulating the Public Affairs Profession Won’t Protect Politicians From Themselves

June 10th, 2013 by

So, here we are again. Just over three years since outgoing MPs were secretly filmed making sleazy deals with undercover journalists posing as lobbyists, a virtually identical sting appears to have caught out even more parliamentarians. In many ways, the offences allegedly committed this time round are even more egregious. Last time, outgoing MPs agreed to work for lobbyists once they were out of office. This recent sting apparently saw MPs and Peers agree to table questions, set up All-Party Parliamentary Groups, and otherwise abuse their position in exchange for payment. It seems mad to me that anyone in Parliament […]

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