Angela Eagle MP: How We Re-engage People With Politics
Pictures from our public meeting with Angela Eagle MP. Hansard Society’s Matt Korris and our Director Alexandra Runswick. The meeting was hosted at Portcullis House on Monday 24th February with Angela Eagle making a police announcement.
'Wright reforms' bite the dust
Photo credit: http://www.markhermida.com/
Blog Watch - Friday 14th February
The #gagginglaw is supposed to provide more transparency on MPs, Lords, and ministers’ meetings with lobbying groups however what activities does the law actually cover?
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The proposed new Lobbying Register from part 1 of the Lobbying Bill is supposed to provide more transparency, yet would contain less information than current voluntary registers. The justification for this is that Ministerial diaries contain this information. Do they? #gagginglaw
#gagginglaw will be back in the Lords today. 150 organisation are keeping their fingers crossed that they do the right thing and keep the amendments made by Lord Harries.
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#gagginglaw Ping Ponged back into the Lords today despite 150 Organisations wanting to keep Lord Harries’ amendments.
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The BMJ investigation today reveals the “extraordinary level of access
granted by the government to the alcohol industry as it fought
successfully last year to kill off a minimum unit pricing policy in
England and Wales!
Another example of why we need a robust register of lobbyists and not the watered down mess the government are trying to push under the #gaggingbill.
Next week the Lobbying Bill goes to back to the Lords for report stage
It’s almost as if they didn’t want the bill to be effectively scrutinised #gagginglaw
Today the bill goes to committee stage with the Lords. We are calling on the Lords to pause the bill to make time for much needed scrutiny.
You can follow the debate with our volunteers who will be live tweeting the debate at @Live_UD
Who thinks the gagging bill would be a disaster, and who thinks it would be great?
The gagging bill now goes to the Lords