Tales From The Lobby [Tales From The Lobby]

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07How Does It Work?20190716

In 2014 the coalition government passed a catchy piece of legislation - the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act. But what does that mean? And how does it work?
Michael Crick finds out with help from Alex Deane of FTi Consulting, as well as Lionel Zetter and Duncan Hames of Transparency International UK.

The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde

Michael Crick finds out how lobbying works.

Radio 4 brings its multifocal lens to the lobbying industry.

08Clever Tricks20190717

Richard Brooks of Private Eye used to work as a tax inspector - a line of work that has been a great help in his investigations into how lobbying works. With contributions from Peter Oborne, Tamasin Cave, and former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson who reveals how many tricks he employed in his campaign as a union boss fighting to prevent the privatisation of Royal Mail.

The presenter is Michael Crick, the producer Miles Warde.

Michael Crick on the cunning, clever world of lobbying.

Radio 4 brings its multifocal lens to the lobbying industry.

09Lobbying for Foreigners20190718

In 1938 the US government introduced a Foreign Agents registration Act, prompted in part by fears of Nazi agents working in the US. Now Bob Seely MP wants to introduce an upgraded version over here. But what exactly are his concerns? Michael Crick meets two men who have lobbied for foreign governments, while Richard Brooks of Private Eye outlines how widespread he thinks the problems are.

The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.

Michael Crick on the lobbyists and reputational managers working for foreign regimes.

Radio 4 brings its multifocal lens to the lobbying industry.

10Lobbying in the age of Brexit20190719

When Frank Field entered Parliament in 1979, he knew exactly whom to lobby - Margaret Thatcher, the most powerful person in the land. But ever since the referendum of 2016, ministers and prime ministers have come and gone. The world of politics - and lobbying - has entered a period of instability and flux. In this final episode we hear from Jasmine Whitbread of London First and Mark Shorrock of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon about lobbying in the age of Brexit. And two lobbyists - Iain Anderson and Alex Deane - explain what they think will happen next.

The presenter is Michael Crick, the producer Miles Warde

How will Brexit affect the world of the lobbyist?

Radio 4 brings its multifocal lens to the lobbying industry.