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The murky world of lobbying

Wyn Grant

Despite recent reforms, there are still concerns that the activities of lobbyists lack transparency and are insufficiently regulated Last month the London public relations firm Bell Pottinger appointed administrators following its expulsion from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) after a complaint by South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance. Bell Pottinger had represented the Gupta family who had been accused … Continue reading

4 October 2017 by
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Brexit risks harming African economies that trade with the UK

Peg Murray-Evans

The UK must pay urgent attention to the complexities of African trade in order to avoid Brexit having damaging effects In my last SPERI blog I outlined my concern that despite the UK government’s commitment to reinvigorating the Commonwealth, African countries would be sidelined in favour of larger and more important markets in the UK’s post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ trade strategy. … Continue reading

27 July 2017 by
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