ref date:22 Oct 1997 (WBA)
Labour wants lobbyists in Scotlands parliament
The lobbyist: the kind of person who takes money from a Tobacco company
and says it won't give you cancer and your kids are safe with us.
The lobbyist: the kind of person who has a degree in Ecology from a good University
and tells you the final felling of the last great Caledonian pine tree is "a tragedy"
as he pockets from the woodmill
The lobbyist: the kind of person who says he's protecting your defence job
but won't show you the video of the villagers blown to smithereens 1000's
of miles away.
The lobbyist - in someone elses pocket.
Lobby openly in the public forum, not in some cigar filled room full of old
men with Scottish surnames and Eton accents.
Tell Blair where to put his lobbyists.