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The Lobbying Row

The Guardian digs into the lobbying row that has resulted in ex-Cabinet ministers Stephen Byers, Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt being suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party.

"Stephen Byers said he didn't lobby Lord Adonis [the transport secretary]. Lord Adonis said he did. Stephen Byers said he called Peter Mandelson [the business secretary] and got regulations changed. Lord Mandelson said he did not. That's why we need a proper inquiry into all this. We do know that the policies referred to did actually change, so we need to see the minutes of meetings, the emails, the telephone logs, those things, to rapidly establish what did actually happen." - David Cameron

One can only speculate why it might be that the most contentious provisions in the Digital Economy Bill seem to be of such benefit to big business, at the expense of private individuals and the general public.