Showing remarkable prescience, if not self awareness, David Cameron previously claimed lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”. And when Stephen Byers infamously described himself as like a “cab for hire” in March 2010, he demanded an official inquiry, saying the scandal:
“… goes to the heart of the issue of the integrity of government.”
Two years later, it seems Dave isn’t so keen on the idea of government inquiries after all. With the Metropolitan Police and the Electoral Commission both looking into possible breaches of the law, we’re being fobbed off with a whitewash by CCHQ.
There’s still no sign of the CCHQ’s investigation into Nazi-partying MP Aidan Burley, promised to us for the “end of February”.