Flexing one's legal Brussels
Recent scandals have given lobbying a bad name but, as Linda Tsang reports, more and more law firms see lobbying or 'public policy' work (as they prefer to call it) as an essential part of their corporate strategy
If lobbying has a bad name in Washington and Westminster, then fingers can also point at the gravy train enjoyed by Members of the European Parliament (MEP). MEPs are entitled to a generous attendance allowance of £142 a day and a useful £2337 a month to cover general expenses from paper clips to lunches.
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