“Cash for Access” seems to be the rule for lobbyists who want to buy influence with our Prime Minister and others ahead of the next election.
David Burnside of lobbyists New Century Media has boasted about his firm buying interviews with Cameron to secure the ministerial ear for whisperings about his high-profile Russian clients, including a Ukrainian billionaire, Dmitry Firtash, who has been indicted on bribery and corruption charges (denied) in the USA.
Burnside’s firm gave £85,000 to the Conservatives ahead of the 2010 election, according to Electoral Commission records. Don’t we have a right for our Davy to tell us what they got for it? And why his choice of friends is so flawed?