How to get those secretive lobbyists to reveal their clients? The likes of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs are yet to be persuaded by calls from MPs on the public administration committee. Meanwhile the Government has shown little appetite for changing the law.
Now one Labour MP is upping the ante. The Evening Standard attributes the following quote to John Grogan:
‘The likes of Lord Bell and Peter Bingle of Bell Pottinger, and Alan Parker of Brunswick, are in danger of becoming the Arthur Daleys of the public affairs industry if they hold out against the declaration of clients.’
Ouch! Looks like it’s getting personal…