High time to ‘clean up the House of Lords’ (The Times) – and the Commons?
BBC News reports that reporters, posing as lobbyists, recorded three peers appearing to offer to pull strings in return for cash payments.
Fresh allegations of political lobbying come after MP Patrick Mercer resigned the Tory whip on Friday amid claims he broke lobbying rules.
How can it be arranged?
Lord Mackenzie, a former chief superintendent for Durham police and President of the Police Superintendents Association, said he could arrange parties for paying clients – including on the terrace of the House of Lords – after being asked if this was possible. “I just say to a colleague who has nothing to do with it, ‘would you host a function for me?'” he said.
Clean out the political stables and let us close down this website!
Posted on June 2, 2013, in Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Lords, MPs, Vested interests, Whistleblowers and tagged BBC News, Lord Mackenzie, MP Patrick Mercer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.