See if this story alarms you as much it does us:
– Last year the Government announced plans to make it illegal for cigarettes to be sold in branded packaging, after substantial evidence shows it will prevent cancer deaths;
– Months later the Prime Minister hires Lynton Crosby as his chief strategist, a man paid handsomely to lobby for firms including a major international tobacco company;
– Last week: The Government suddenly drops its standardised packaging plans – a move that Cancer charities say will cost lives.
Labour is tabling amendments to the Lobbying Bill after the Government published proposals that will only apply to a tiny proportion of the lobbying industry.
Earlier this afternoon, Ed Miliband wrote to the Cabinet Secretary over Lynton Crosby.
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