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MP rebuffed lobbyist’s plan for parliamentary group funded by drinks firms

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An MP rejected an approach from a lobbyist group who told her it planned to set up an all party parliamentary group for the night-time economy, which was to be sponsored by alcohol firms. Alison Thewliss said it was “...

Are lobbyists trying to gut Biden’s budget? No one knows – and that’s the problem

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Joe Biden’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill has been stuck in limbo – and conservative Democrats are in fundraising heaven. West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who raised more than $400,000 from the oil and gas industr...

‘Militant cyclist’ lists fuel tax lobbyist’s home as petrol station on Google Maps

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As the longstanding boss of the FairFuelUK organisation, which campaigns against tax rises on petrol, Howard Cox is used to criticism from environmentalists and cyclists. What he did not expect was someone listing his...

ExxonMobil lobbyists filmed saying oil giant’s support for carbon tax a PR ploy

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Lobbyists for ExxonMobil have described the oil giant’s backing for a carbon tax as a public relations ploy intended to stall more serious measures to combat the climate crisis. Two senior lobbyists based in Washingto...