Opinion: From our Readers - Is it wise to pass laws against lobbyists?

Having read Alex Hilton's column on lobbying, thank heaven someone in the business is telling it like it is (Opinion, 2 April).

Do MPs realise that by passing laws against 'lobbyists' they are telling the world politicians are either naive, can't be trusted or have no moral centre?

I've always found most MPs quite well-grounded, although, if they are in power for more than a decade, they do tend to move toward the social norms of the village - which are not always healthy.

That is why they have geographical constituencies in the UK - it is supposed to remind them of what they are doing and for whom.

- Bene't Steinberg, group director, Public Affairs at Cambridge Assessment (from prweek.com).

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