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Corbyn has no mates... in the lobbying business

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There couldn’t be a more stark illustration of what is wrong with our current political system – and why Jeremy Corbyn might break the mould – than this: the UK’s commercial lobbyists are in a huff because, for once (in the last 20 years, at least), they don’t have privileged access to the new Labour leader.

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Lobbyists: seven key myths

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This month's Lords debate on the Lobbying Bill included a statement by Lord Wallace for the government on why it is refusing to introduce a more comprehensive register of lobbyists.

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Freedom of Information at risk?
Hard-won 'rights to know' might be restricted by future expenditure cuts in Whitehall and campaigners fear the Freedom of Information Act could become a target for efficiency savings. Listen to our latest podcast about threats to FOI, with Nicholas Jones.
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