Lobbying

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MEPs launch site for EU officials to report ‘shady lobbying’ by big tech
Exclusive: Dutch MEP hopes site will give early warning of suspicious tactics such as use of front organisations

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Labour MPs defend accepting tens of thousands from little-known company
Wes Streeting, Dan Jarvis and Yvette Cooper received donations from MPM Connect, which has no obvious line of business

Kiran Stacey and Rowena Mason

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A fortune’s coming home: how British PR firms won big representing Qatar
Pushback on stories critical of the World Cup hosts has come from lobbyists and lawyers operating out of London

Jim Waterson

16, Dec, 2022 @5:08 PM

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Watchdog orders suspension of two peers over ‘cash for parliamentary advice’
Earl of Shrewsbury and Mary Goudie took thousands of pounds to help and promote firms, reports find

Rob Evans, Henry Dyer and David Conn

16, Dec, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Democratic senators warn UN secretary general of eroding public trust in Cop
Letter urges sponsors provide ‘corporate climate political influencing statements’ after 630 lobbyists attend Cop27

Nina Lakhani in New York

07, Dec, 2022 @7:21 PM

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Forty potential ministerial code breaches never investigated, report reveals
Next ethics adviser, when appointed by Rishi Sunak, will probably face calls to open at least two complex cases

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

02, Dec, 2022 @9:09 AM

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Owen Paterson’s lawyers admit irony of his seeking ECHR’s help
Representatives of Eurosceptic insist he had been left with no option but to appeal to European court of human rights

Kiran Stacey

28, Nov, 2022 @9:06 PM

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Fears over oil producers’ influence with UAE as next host of Cop climate talks
More than 630 fossil fuel lobbyists attended Cop27, and the Emirates, where Cop28 will be held, is a major oil and gas exporter

Fiona Harvey in Sharm el-Sheikh and Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lobbyist and ex-Liz Truss aide Mark Fullbrook has parliamentary pass
Exclusive: Pass would give access to MPs and peers and was sponsored by wife, who is a life peer

Henry Dyer

21, Nov, 2022 @10:39 AM

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It’s not just Qatar hoping we now ‘put politics aside’. It’s the hypocritical west, too | Nesrine Malik
We should follow the trail of gifts, property and arms deals closer to home, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

21, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Hunt under fire for using lobby group data to shield private schools from £1.7bn VAT
Experts attack claim that 90,000 pupils would be forced into state schools by tax change that Labour says could fund thousands of extra teachers

Anna Fazackerley

19, Nov, 2022 @2:45 PM

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‘This industry will stop at nothing’: big soda’s fight to ban taxes on sugary drinks
The soda industry has long lobbied against soda taxes in the US but recent evidence shows these extra charges have a positive effect

Matt Krupnick

12, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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