Tonight: BBC 1 PANORAMA undercover on ‘standards in political life’

Panorama: 9pm

panorama logoThree years ago, David Cameron declared that lobbying was the `next big scandal waiting to happen’.

This Panorama special goes undercover to reveal practices that raise serious questions about standards in political life, with allegations included in the programme already contributing to a series of high-profile resignations and suspensions in Westminster.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/w58hz/panorama–cash-for-questions-undercover—panorama

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And it’s not just Lords and MPs – as the FT’s John Gapper says:

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“We have entered a world in which diplomats and civil servants plan on getting to the top in their 50s and then, instead of taking a gong and a gold-plated pension into retirement, striking out for a second life in the private sector. They become consultants, “advisers” and lobbyists, and sit on boards as non-executive directors”.

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Posted on June 6, 2013, in Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Lobbying, Vested interests and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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