Today, the Daily Mail tried to defend its "Corbyn was a Commie spy" reporting, but ended up making everything worse.
'That the “local lobbying” industry has got away with such practices for so long is no surprise. It lacks the one thing necessary to drive them out – scrutiny. As Davis says in his defence, all his meetings with developers “were all properly declared and open to anyone to examine”. But people need to have a proper look at what is happening in their council. Take a look at the registers of interests to see if any of your councillors double up as lobbyists. Get hold of the registers of hospitality and see if they are taking from the developers they should be overseeing. Use freedom of information law to dig deeper into who is meeting whom, and what they are seeking to do, and then hand the information to your local paper.
Until a light is shone on these relationships they will continue to flourish, and we will continue to get developments that serve no one but the investors and developers.'
Dangerous potholes could be left unfixed