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Blogs & articles

  • European Ombudsman demands far-reaching changes to Commission's handling of revolving door cases +

    A ruling by the European Ombudsman on Tuesday that the European Commission should make its processes on revolving doors cases 'more robust' to avoid conflicts of interest, has been welcomed by NGOS Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, LobbyControl and Spinwatch. Read More
  • Good luck to the new lobbying tsar +

    The Coalition has at last found someone to take on the poisoned chalice of lobbying registrar says Tamasin Cave, marking the final stage in a tortuous, and under this government, fruitless process to shine a light on the murky world of lobbying. Read More
  • Lynton Crosby DID lobby the government on tobacco policy +

    The revelation that Crosby lobbied a Conservative Minister on cigarette packaging just days before taking up his role as Tory election guru, has passed almost unnoticed amid the Scottish referendum furore. Crosby must be breathing a sigh of relief. Read More
  • Hatred, hysteria and a Trojan Horse +

    Leading educationalist Robin Richardson argues that the report by Peter Clarke into the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, embraced by Britain's new education secretary, is a grave disservice. Read More
  • Fracking fear for North York Moors national park +

    UK regulators have given an oil and gas company the go-ahead to dump nearly six million cubic metres of potentially radioactive water under the North York Moors while drilling for natural gas reports Andy Rowell. Read More
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