Controversy over Emily Thornberry’s relationship with law firm Leigh Day won’t be the last outing for the tawdry practice of monied vested interests supplying staff to resource-starved shadow ministers — giving them a member of staff in Westminster and the inside track on policy development.

Tory minister Lord Nash failed to declare £50,000 investment in energy industry startup Firm lobbied UK government, a competition inquiry and the European Commission to act against its competitors Company claims credit for select committee inquiry and clampdown by regulator Peer voted on three different pieces of energy-related legislation A government minister failed to declare shares […]