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Category Archives: corporate lobbying
My tuppence worth on the EU Referendum – and a poll
Posted on February 22, 2016 by Miles King
The big news for the Environment in 2016 is that, as a result of the divisions within the political right in England, we are being forced to vote on whether we want to stay in the European Union in a … Continue reading →
UKIP – the new Monday Club?
Posted on November 3, 2014 by Miles King
Bastions of Power: The Institute of Directors The problem with the internet is that it is easy to make connections between people, events and organisations: you could call it a conspiracy theory generator. It is … Continue reading →
Posted in Charities campaigning, corporate lobbying, deregulation, neoliberalism, the far right, Think Tanks, Tory Party, UKIP, Uncategorized | Tagged far right, IEA, IoD, Monday Club, Steve Crowther, think tanks, UKIP | 8 Comments
You forgot to show us the Astroturf Beefy
Posted on October 26, 2014 by Miles King
I don’t know whether UKIP has successfully put some psychotropic chemical in the water supply, but the bizarre stories seem to just keep on coming at the moment. The latest is the launch of a “network” – how do you … Continue reading →
Posted in anti conservation rhetoric, anti-environmental rhetoric, Astroturfing, blood sports, Charities campaigning, Charities Commission, corporate lobbying, RSPB, Uncategorized | Tagged Astroturfing, Ian Botham, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, shooting, You forgot the birds | 6 Comments
Will “The Usual Suspects” fund Owen Paterson’s new Dummy Tank UK/2020?
Posted on October 6, 2014 by Miles King
a dummy tank Two and a half years ago I wrote about the Art of Deception, and Operation Fortitude, where inflatable tanks were used to fool the Germans into thinking that D-Day would be an invasion of … Continue reading →
Posted in anti-environmental rhetoric, Astroturfing, corporate lobbying, deregulation, Neoconoids, neoliberalism, Owen Paterson, Think Tanks, UKIP | Tagged Neoliberalism, Owen Paterson, Thinktanks | 2 Comments
Farewell Owen Paterson: your work here is done
Posted on July 15, 2014 by Miles King
And so the rumours have finally been confirmed, Owen Paterson has been asked to stow away his wellies for the last time and return to the back benches. It may seem incredible that Paterson only became Secretary of State against … Continue reading →
Kennel Club challenges Corporation of London over Burnham Beeches Dog Control
Posted on June 23, 2014 by Miles King
I recently wrote about Dogs and nature. Dogs undoubtedly have a fantastic social value, but also a large environmental footprint, not least in areas valuable for their nature. This causes some interesting tensions to arise, as dog-lovers also tend to … Continue reading →
Posted in corporate lobbying, dog poo, dogs, greenspace, Uncategorized | Tagged biodiversity, corporate lobbying, dogs | 22 Comments
Inside the murky world where climate denial, social media and industry propaganda converge
Posted on June 22, 2014 by Miles King
After an unedifying and ultimately pointless dialogue with Richard AE North on the Conservative Home website, relating to the badger cull yesterday (see yesterday’s post), I was drawn to his blog to see what he was fulminating about there. I … Continue reading →
The EU: environmental good or ill?
Posted on May 24, 2014 by Miles King
The next political tremor tomorrow when the Euro elections results are announced, no doubt will be reported by Nick Robinson on the BBC as a Magnititude 10 super quake. Has Farage got hold of polaroids of Nick as a student … Continue reading →
Revealed: who pays for the corporate lobbyist Think Tanks?
Posted on December 19, 2013 by Miles King
A little while ago (back in August) I asked readers of this blog to write to Chloe Smith MP, who at the time was guiding the Lobbying Bill through the House of Commons. This Bill was going to curtail all … Continue reading →
Posted in Andrew Sells, Astroturfing, Charities campaigning, Charities Commission, corporate lobbying, George Monbiot, Policy Exchange, Think Tanks | Tagged American Legislative Exchange Council, Astroturfing, Cato Institute, Chloe Smith, Gift Aid, Global Warming Policy Foundation, Policy Exchange, State Policy Network, Think tank, Tory | 2 Comments