Abby Innes

Abby Innes is an associate professor of political economy in the European Institute at the LSE and the author of Czechoslovakia: The Short Goodbye.

Short Cuts: State Capture

Abby Innes, 16 December 2021

The UK has the third largest lobbying industry in the world. When ministers and prime ministers with no experience in corporate governance retire into jobs in sectors they were once supposed to regulate, at pay rates beyond the wildest dreams of the average voter, are we really meant to believe that they are recruited for their good judgment? There remains a near total lack of legal regulation around some of the most serious systemic risks in the ‘self-regulation’ principle held by MPs.

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