I’m concerned

I am more than a little concerned that Parliament is seeking to further erode democracy by introducing legislation that would prevent other than professional politicians commenting or campaigning on issues in the 12 months leading to an election.

Charities from the RSPB via the Royal British Legion to Oxfam are rightly concerned as it inhibits other than professional lobbyists influencing Government policies and decisions.

I am particularly concerned that it will lead to another increase in the game of musical chairs wherein industry ‘lends’ executive level personnel to Government and ever more MPs get to enjoy lucrative directorships.

Frankly, it appears to be nothing more than another curtain with which to cloak ongoing dodgy practices in Westminster.

Sky Mackay

Navarino Road