Now John Paterson, a London-based political commentator, believes lobbyists have a high influence on many top officials in the country. “Very senior politicians in the government are controlled because of money they are taking,” he told Press TV’s UK Desk on Sunday.
Paterson also made reference to cases of official scandals and noted that lobbyists use their clout over politicians through money and information they gain on them.
The latest report, dubbed Lifting the Lid on Lobbying, says major party donors can be offered peerages through these loopholes and that there is no requirement on lobbyists to declare spending on gifts and hospitality to public officials, etc.
A recent TI UK survey shows some three in five Britons believe the government is “entirely” or “to a large extent” run by a few big entities acting in their own best interests.
Below John makes public his latest email to Surrey Police Detective Inspector Andy Grimwood.