The shady world of lobbying
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.
Saturday 22 October 2011
The funding of political parties is only one aspect of the way money can corrupt the political system.
The world of political lobbying is also under scrutiny, after the Adam Werritty affair and the Prime Minister's failure to address what many see as a dubious industry. So which are the companies that boast about their access to the inner sanctums of power? Which former politicians and advisers work for them? And who do they represent?
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