21 June 2013

‘During the last general election campaign Mr Cameron banged on about lobbying and how he was going to clean up the Augean Stables. He has, of course, done nothing since he moved into Downing Street except turn a Nelsonic blind eye to the problem.

‘Now it has blown up in his face he is trying to divert attention from the real problems of cash for questions and Lords (and MPs) for hire at the Palace of Westminster by talking about the work of trade unions. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

‘Trade unions in Britain have always been absolutely transparent about what we do. We represent our members, ordinary working men and women, and ask that their voices be heard in the corridors of power.

‘That is entirely different from the dodgy deals that Mr Cameron has not bothered to address and, even now, is singularly failing to do anything about.

‘Ordinary people want their voices to be heard. They are fed up of David Cameron’s rich cronies paying for special access to the House of Commons and the House of Lords.’

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