October 18th, 2011

George Monbiot brings Tom Watson back to reality:

“The Labour government weakened the rules on lobbying transparency. The ministerial code published in 2007 dropped the requirement that meetings between ministers and lobbyists should be recorded. It also rebuffed MPs’ demands for a register of lobbyists. You’ll be surprised to hear who the villain was: Tom Watson, then a Cabinet Office minister, now a heroic campaigner for corporate accountability. He brushed aside the call for a register with the claim that “we have a pretty good system in the UK”.


6 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Tom Watson is a Hunt.

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  2. 3
    Tom Watson says:

    But I like being a fat, sweating, red faced opportunistic Hunt who feigns indignation to try and appear a serious politician and dyes his hair to try and look younger but fails miserably at both.

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  3. 6
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Nobby lobbyists have a lobby…like banks….weapons…..pharma…..etc.etc. Do we havalobby?

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