Prince Charles has held 36 private summits with Cabinet ministers in lobbying campaign since election | Mail Online

Sir Stirling Moss, Zac Goldsmith and HRH The P...

Sir Stirling Moss, Zac Goldsmith and HRH The Prince of Wales at the royal launch of the annual Revolve Eco-Rally in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is quite amazing story reported in the Mail Online. It’s a MUST READ article in my view. Check it out!

via Prince Charles has held 36 private summits with Cabinet ministers in lobbying campaign since election | Mail Online.

Personally, I am pro-monarchy and respect Prince Charles right to share his views both privately and publicly. However, the number of visits does suggest that this is a lobbying campaign. For sure, a similar number of visits by a prominent businessman would have been severely questioned as lobbying.

Whilst I share some of Prince Charles views concerning climate change, rural affairs and alternative medicine, I feel that these must be subjects for public debate not lobbying ministers opinions. Given the dire state of the UK economy and society because of excessive austerity from David Cameron’s Government, this becomes a pivotal issue.

Let me ask an open question:

How can the Government assure the UK Public and Parliament that they have not changed policy as a result of confidential discussions with Prince Charles?

Any views?

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David Cameron told to sack strategy chief over link to tobacco giants | Politics | The Observer

This is an excellent, hard-hitting, political, article from the Guardian/Observer. It’s a MUST READ in my view. Check it out!

David Cameron told to sack strategy chief over link to tobacco giants | Politics | The Observer.

There were some interesting observations on the big business lobby which I sense will become a greater target for the progressive media.

Tobacco Plant

Tobacco Plant (Photo credit: Mickki)

Any thoughts?

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