Jon Trickett, commenting on David Cameron’s refusal to reveal the client list of his personally appointed adviser, Lynton Crosby, said:
“David Cameron needs to show some leadership on lobbying, instead of trying to cover for the lobbyist at the heart of his Downing Street operation.
He buried proposals for a register of lobbyists until last week’s scandal – a scandal which is only growing. Now he is resisting calls for his own lobbyist and advisor, Lynton Crosby, to publish his client list.
Yet again, David Cameron is out of touch and standing up for the wrong people. Public suspicion about a conflict of interests will never go away until David Cameron reveals whether Lynton Crosby’s clients will benefit from the decisions his Government makes.
It’s just one more example of David Cameron promising change but failing to deliver: he used to say that sunlight was the best disinfectant, but it seems that he wants to keep his relationship with his own pet lobbyist in the shadows.”