The Times 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?
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”