I blogged yesterday about one of the ways the BBC was trying to deflect the latest parliamentary scandal away from Labour - by turning from Labour to the issue of lobbying, bringing in the left-wing Alliance for Lobbying Transparency to generalise the story and attack the Tories. http://beebbiascraig.blogspot.com/2010/03/two-ways-to-deflect-story.html
Professor David Miller from the organisation was on yesterday's Today programme. He was back again on today's World at One, talking to Martha Kearney. Which party, despite its not being the party most culpable in the current scandal. was on the receiving end of the corporate-bashing prof's stringent criticism?: "There are about 60 prospective parliamentary candidates in the coming election who have not yet been elected who have links to the lobbying industry, who work as lobbyists. Of those the large bulk of them are Conservatives." Prof Miller then aggressively attacked some of these Conservative candidates, singling out "David Cameron's former press secretary George Eustace" and Priti Patel. He is clearly no independent expert.
Earlier a Labour activist called John Knight railed against his MP Geoff Hoon and those middle-class Blairites who had "usurped" his party, and acted against the working class.
Sir Christopher Kelly followed.
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