Lobbying: what our Parliament should learn from the US’ Senate

In this age of blatant lobbying,

The (US) Senate minority who last week blocked a vote on ending Big Oil subsidies received more than four times the oil and gas contributions than the 51 senators voting to end them. Exxon Mobil, the world’s most profitable corporation, has helped preserve these and other loopholes for oil and gas by building a Washington force tied intimately to conservative lawmakers, Steve Coll reports in this week’s New Yorker. The corporation relies on an algorithm to determine tiers of oil industry allies and sent 90 percent of contributions to Republicans last year

we are still bothered about cash-for-questions and personal endorsements?

We really need to reform our parliamentary system…learn from the greatest democracy of the world?


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