Letter: Corporate Lobbying Is Damaging Our Politics
Byline: A. Haydock
Dear Editor, The decision to review MPs' allowances places emphasis on wrongful gains made by individuals, but far more damage is being done by influence exerted on MPs, Lords and political advisors by corporate lobbying.
One, backed by a two-year campaign, is for the countrywide provision of school buses by transport company First Group, assisted by former education secretary David Blunkett MP and Lord Snape, its consultant.
Two years ago, First Group set up the Yellow School Bus Commission consultation on the future of home-to-school transport and the potential for American-style yellow school buses. David Blunkett, the chairman of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Letter: Corporate Lobbying Is Damaging Our Politics. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: March 25, 2009. Page number: 24. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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