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The revolving door between Google and government

The notion of the ‘revolving door’ is something I’ve spent much time pondering when campaigning against the arms trade. I’ve talked to Andrew Feinstein, former South African MP and long-standing critic of the arms trade, for two podcasts which explored this issue. 575 more words

Thinking

Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs. 640 more words

Money Matters

Soros to INCREASE lobbying efforts in 2017 in further attempt to buy his revolution

(National SentinelAlt-Left: Billionaire George Soros, king of the Alt-Left billionaire revolutionaries, is expected to increase his lobbying efforts this year in pushing Congress to implement his agenda, according to  453 more words

Politics

Advocacy at a Glance

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. 351 more words

Advocacy At A Glance

Special interest groups (such as blogs) and democracy

Summary of article:

“How should the interest group process operate in a liberal democracy?

• Elected representatives and politicians should recognise a need for continuous dialogue between decision-makers and different sections of the public over detailed policy choices. 644 more words

Accountability

How Ireland tightened lobbying rules (and why)

Likelihood of this happening here – zero. All that happened here was the opposite – charities were banned from criticising the government:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/06/chilling-lobbying-act-stifles-democracy-write-charities-party-chiefs

“Two years after Ireland introduced some of the strictest laws in the world on lobbying transparency, the reforms are being held up as the gold standard for policymakers looking to shine a light on the often murky world of influence peddling. 651 more words

Accountability

Privatisation Quadrille strikes up as Notts & Lincs NHS Trusts Chair Joins Lincs Local Economic Partnership

East Midlands Businesslink reports that Dean Fathers, Chair of both the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has joined the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board as a health sector expert. 692 more words

Sustainability And Transformation Plans