Sideline Cruddas and focus on the revolving door: the most damaging facet of our money-ridden so-called democracy

The expenses scandals and the wining and dining of donors pales into insignificance compared with the web of influence built up as politicians, advisors and civil servants pass to lucrative corporate posts and sometimes back again into government service. 

Just look at the Register of Members’ Interests to see how MPs and Lords are spending their time. Most focussed on their job are MPs like Glenda Jackson – and those by definition giving less time are MPs such as David Blunkett and Keith Vaz. 

A search on ‘revolving door’ on this site will reveal 64 references to this practice since the site was set up in 2009.

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Posted on March 27, 2012, in Civil servants, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Lobbying, Lords, MPs, Revolving door, Vested interests and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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