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Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how they influence the PM

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/06/2011

Melanie Newman

One of Britain's largest lobbying companies has been secretly recorded boasting about its access to the heart of the Government and how it uses the "dark arts" to bury bad coverage and influence public opinion. An undercover investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, published in The Independent today, has taped senior executives at Bell Pottinger:

Claiming they have used their access to Downing Street to get David Cameron to speak to the Chinese premier on behalf of one of their business clients within 24 hours of asking him to do so;

Boasting about Bell Pottinger's access to the Foreign Secretary William Hague, to Mr Cameron's chief of staff Ed Llewellyn and to Mr Cameron's old friend and closest No 10 adviser Steve Hilton; Read on...

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"Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how they influence the PM", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 10/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/caught-on-camera-top-lobbyists-boasting-how-they-influence-the-pm