Hoping to curry favour with the new batch of Labour MPs? Well,
lager is definitely not the answer, according to Paul Flynn, member for
Calling on the Government to restrict the ’potentially corrupting
activities’ of lobbyists, Flynn demanded more transparency. The Labour
MP tabled a scathing motion in the House of Commons last week noting the
’depressing new influx into the Palace of Westminster of lobbyists
convinced that alcohol is essential for persuading researchers to
influence Honourable members to do the bidding of the rich commercial
organisations that employ them’.
No doubt the summer break will witness the Betty Ford clinic crammed
with detoxing researchers and lonesome lobbyists will occupy every
corner of Whitehall’s Red Lion.