I’ve been working with the Insight investigations team at The Sunday Times for the last couple of weeks on an investigation into lobbying in the Houses of Parliament.
We made the splash on 2 June with this sting, in which three peers offered to become paid advocates for a firm pushing for new laws to benefit its business. They also offered to set up an all party parliamentary group as a lobbying vehicle.
Full text of the front page, and the inside read can be found on the Sunday Times website:
‘Make that £12,000 a month and I think we’ve got a deal’
Three peers have been filmed revealing how they can pull strings for lobbyists in return for cash payments. Insight reports
In undercover meetings the peers reveal how they dodge the ban on pushing private business in parliament.
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