Scathing insight from BIS minister Viscount Younger on Google’s access to Number 10. As Dave was ushering Eric Schmidt out of the Downing Street back door yesterday, Younger was revealing all about how Google has better access to the PM than even some ministers:
“I’m very aware of [Google's] power, put it that way. I’ve also very aware that they have got access, for whatever reason, at higher levels than me at No. 10. They are a vociferous action group and a big company to put it bluntly, and are quite powerful.”
A relationship that isn’t going down too well with the Tory troops:
Amazing that a meeting with Google could pass without their tax status being raised. Missed opportunity to speak for public—
Conor Burns MP (@Conor_BurnsMP) May 21, 2013
Unheard of for a non-Etonian to have such access.