There are many aspects of corporate influence on political decision making; three which come first to mind are:.
- the inducement of lucrative appointments both during and after leaving office. Compare the entries of Keith Vaz and David Blunkett in the Register of Members`Interests with that of Glenda Jackson;
- the actual movement from political life to a company and then back again into politics;
- covert lobbying – note recent exposures of MPs, Lords, ministers and retired senior military men.
Members of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency must realise that their good aims are defeated by corporate influence:
Campaign Against Arms Trade
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
Friends of the Earth
National Union of Journalists
Pesticides Action Network
War on Want
World Development Movement
How is ALT funded?
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency is coordinated by SpinWatch with a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, through its Power and Responsibility programme. ALT also receives support and resources from coalition members. Please visit member websites to see how they are funded.