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Cameron uses lobbying scandal to go to war with the unions

Daily mail, June 2, 2013

The coalition is to go to war with the trade unions, using reforms in the wake of the lobbying scandal to open up the membership of Labour’s biggest financial backers.

Downing Street revealed legislation will be rushed out before the summer recess, creating a new statutory register of lobbyists after an MP and three peers were embroiled in a new sleaze scandal after being recorded by undercover reporters offering to publicise causes in exchange for money.

But the new laws will also include changes to election funding rules and tougher checks on union membership in an attempt to curb the influence of unions on British politics.

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