Sunday, 28 March 2010

MPs and Peers run private company selling 'influence over Government policy' as multinationals pay to join parliamentary IT lobby group

A disgraced Labour MP has boasted she used a private company based at the Commons to change immigration policy to allow cheap workers to be brought in from India.

Luton MP Margaret Moran said her chairmanship of the company helped her to ‘influence’ Cabinet Minister Liam Byrne – whom she described as ‘one of those people that makes things happen’ – and Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz, who she said ‘owes me one’.

And she admitted she felt under pressure to deliver ‘results’ to please the multinational firms behind the company.

She even said she helped delay the introduction of a ‘terrorist-detector’ passport system to help a holiday firm which paid for her to fly to Spain – where she has a home.

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