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Scotland delays bottle and can return scheme after intense industry lobbying

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The launch of the UK’s first bottle and can deposit return scheme has been delayed until the summer of 2023 after Scottish ministers bowed to intense lobbying from major retailers and drinks companies. Scotland’s depo...

Animals farmed: meat taxes, death in farming and anti-climate lobbying

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As UN climate talks take place in Glasgow, the role of cows and other farm animals in human-induced climate emissions – and what can be done about it – has been in the spotlight. The world’s biggest meat and dairy com...

Boris Johnson to back bid to overturn Owen Paterson lobbying inquiry

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Boris Johnson will back an unprecedented bid to overthrow an independent inquiry that found the former cabinet minister Owen Paterson committed an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules. Tory MPs will be instructed by p...

Owen Paterson to fight to avoid suspension for breaking lobbying rules

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Owen Paterson, the Tory MP found to have committed an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules, will fight to clear his name and to avoid a 30-day suspension from the Commons that could trigger a byelection. Paterson hope...

MP Owen Paterson faces suspension for breaking lobbying rules

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The Tory MP Owen Paterson faces a 30-day suspension from the House of Commons for an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules, raising the possibility he could lose his seat if enough constituents trigger a byelection. Th...

Row looms over Tory conference invitation to gay lobbying group accused of transphobia

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Senior Tories are concerned that their conference will be the latest to be overshadowed by a row over trans rights, after the party said it was standing by its decision to host a group accused of expressing anti-trans...

Livestock industry lobbying UN to support more meat production

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Livestock groups have been lobbying the UN to support more meat and dairy production before a high-profile summit on food sustainability, documents reveal.Most experts agree that livestock are responsible for at least...

Lobbying watchdog warns Tory co-chair to separate roles more clearly

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The Conservative party co-chair, Ben Elliot, has been warned by an official watchdog that he should separate his public and business roles more clearly, following complaints that the high-end concierge company he runs...

Scottish parliament may shift stance on Queen’s secret lobbying

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The Scottish parliament is to consider changes to the way it handles new legislation that has been amended to protect the Queen’s interests. A Holyrood spokesperson said officials could change the rules to make it muc...

Scottish government refuses to publish details about Queen’s secret lobbying

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The Scottish government is refusing to publish details about the Queen’s secret lobbying of ministers because it would undermine “the appearance of political neutrality” the monarch adopts in public. Civil servants ma...

The lobbying push that killed off a fight to save the Great Barrier Reef

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The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unesco’s ‘in danger’ list has been greeted with dismay – and gloom about the reef’s chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to ...

Morning mail: reef lobbying, Brisbane’s Olympic fate, Bezos in space

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Good morning. Millions of Australians are waking up in lockdown as the latest Covid outbreaks continues to grow. South Australia and parts of regional New South Wales are the latest to enter lockdown. Meanwhile, criti...

Greensill lobbying leaves your reputation in tatters, Cameron told

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David Cameron was on Thursday told that his persistent lobbying of ministers, begging for favours on behalf of the controversial bank he worked for, had “demeaned” the position of the prime minister and left his “repu...

Greensill lobbying row: FCA mulls ‘restrictions’ on financial system

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The head of the UK financial regulator has promised to consider imposing restrictions on a system that allowed the now collapsed bank Greensill Capital to operate in the UK without a licence. Nikhil Rathi, the chief e...

Greensill: the scale of David Cameron’s lobbying texts revealed

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David Cameron and his personal employees bombarded senior ministers and officials with at least 50 emails, texts and WhatsApp messages about Greensill between 5 March and 26 June 2020. He sent: Nine WhatsApps to the...

FCA investigates Greensill as David Cameron’s lobbying texts are made public

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The UK’s financial regulator has launched a formal investigation into the collapse of Greensill Capital, as David Cameron’s text message lobbying of serving ministers in an efforts to save the controversial bank were ...

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