maybe we could have had lower energy prices (in 5-10 years time)Mr Gardiner’s vociferous lobbying on behalf of his Chinese paymasters is well known. Indeed, The Times reported five years ago that he had received payments totalling £180,000 from a firm linked to the Chinese state and employed the son of its founder in his Westminster office. At the time, Mr Gardiner was calling for more Chinese investment in Britain and was denouncing proposals to put the Hinkley Point nuclear project on ice because of security concerns over Chinese involvement. In the light of other lobbying by MPs with a financial interest in the outcome, as was the case recently with Owen Paterson, it is extraordinary that this was tolerated. Such links are not only an affront to political ethics, but an underhand way for MPs to enrich themselves at the expense of private firms or foreign governments, with the quid pro quo largely hidden from voters.
Its IDS what do you expect. He also tried to imply that it was obvious that Gardenier was paid off by china because he supported china building the power station that Cameron and Osbourne brought back. While Gardenier says he opposed it. I could check but it seems funnier not to bother.Liked that IDS tried to make it about him - suggesting maybe the Chinese (well the Israeli company Pegasus) have been monitoring his phone on help he has provided to HK residents, no humility,
Plenty of other countries we allow infiltrating our institutions though without even a hint of consternation from officials whose pockets are suspiciously bulbous. China is just the big bad (a deserved moniker) that our master (the US) no longer wishes to pretend can be made into a liberal democracy anymore.
There is surely no way there is only one of these lobbyists gallivanting about, so why only acknowledge her and not the rest?
WOWThere are also a number of religions doing exactly the same thing.
It's just less PC to call out over representation of certain religions in goverment than it is the Chinese because it appears we don't really care about offending the Chinese I the same we we do other groups.
Barry Gardiner Labour, who received over £420,000 and Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey also received a £5,000 donation they was happy to take the money donations without questions for five years? They should be sacked.
China is just the big bad (a deserved moniker) that our master (the US) no longer wishes to pretend can be made into a liberal democracy anymore.
So how did China managed control of its pandemic in 3 mouths that we still can't do in two years!perhaps it's something to do with people's perceived origin of a virus that's killed millions?