has an another article
and a leader
on the corrupting of the body politic by lobbyists and vested interests
. The ruse of setting up an All-Party Parliamentary Group which gives MPs a few freebies in return for a few press releases is well known. Some APGs do good work, many are just transparently obviously PR covers for vested interests. The Times
is barely lifting the stone and exposing these cockroaches to the light of publicity. What about the columnists who write articles mentioning issues in an area in which their consultancy clients have an acute interest. Now which occasional Times columnist would be guilty of writing about his lobbying efforts?