Thursday, February 05, 2009

Excellent Piece on Lobbying

Someone called Tamasin Cave* has written a very good piece on the need for a mandatory register for lobbyists in the UK. The recent news stories have focused on the alleged antics of various peers, but, as Cave points out, we need to focus on those who are seeking to influence our representatives. Without complete transparency our system of government will continue to excite justifiable suspicion.

You can read the article yourself here.

*In the interests of transparency, I must state for the record that I know Ms Cave.