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 Post subject: UK AuthorITy: IT group drawn in to lobbying feeding-frenzy
PostPosted: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 02:45:26 +0000 
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Monday 29 March 2010

IT group drawn in to lobbying feeding-frenzy

Links between the IT industry and senior figures in government are coming into the spotlight in the continuing row over political lobbying. The latest revelations to emerge from Channel 4's sting recordings of retiring MPs apparently trying to peddle parliamentary influence centre on the all-party information society group, Eurim.

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According to the Mail, Moran boasted that she was able to influence government decisions on visas for IT staff and the e-Borders programme. "Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne was dragged embarrassingly into Ms Moran's job pitch," the Mail said. "IBM wanted to see Peter Mandelson and I said, look, you can report back to your board that you've seen Peter Mandelson so we'll get you an invite to see Peter Mandelson...but if you're determined about making change this [Liam Byrne] is the person you've got to see."

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