Jan 21 2013

‘Buddy’ scheme to give more multinationals access to ministers

Posted by: Nick Shaxson in: Thoughts

From The Guardian:

The government is expanding a controversial scheme which pairs dozens of multinational companies with a ministerial “buddy”, giving them privileged access to the heart of government, the Guardian has learned.

Oh dear, oh dear. The Guardian says 38 companies are involved, with more expected all the time. I don’t see banks on the list – what I’d be most worried about – but they have their own supreme channels of influence, in any case.

Read about the antecedents of all this here – particularly sections 9-12.

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