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The hidden consequences of a lobbying ban

November 10, 2011

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Negative headlines surrounding the lobbying industry continue as the government continues to drag its feet on the issue of a statutory register of lobbyists. But the 'cure' being proposed - a ban on secret lobbying - could end up being worse than the disease. And could be the first steps to PR becoming a restricted profession - ironically reducing the numbers who can talk to politicians - and even the media.

The thin line between love and hate

October 17, 2011

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The Andrew Werritty / Liam Fox affair has re-ignited the debate over the power and influence of ‘lobbyists’. But, as with so much in the world of politics and communications, the distinction between right and wrong is difficult to pin down. Malign power of men who peddle influence Screamed the Daily Mail’s Andrew Pierce in […]