Democracy held to ransom by business interests

Democracy held to ransom by business interests

George Monbiot on how corporate interests have a grip on politics. No wonder the government is so keen on its new “gagging bill”:

It’s hardly surprising that the lobbying bill – now stalled by the House of Lords – offered almost no checks on the power of corporate lobbyists, while hog-tying the charities who criticise them. But it’s not just that ministers are not discouraged from hobnobbing with corporate executives: they are now obliged to do so.

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