Who’s been eating dinner with your MP?
As part of its slow, painful crawl towards transparency and accountability, the UK Parliament has just published a list of “Functions and Events” hosted by MPs with help from the House of Commons Banqueting Office over the last five years. A surprising number of these involved the “controversial” (a helpful euphemism if ever there was one) global weapons manufacturer BAE.
The following MPs have all hosted events at the House of Commons on behalf of this unconventional operator:
David Borrow (Labour), David Crausby (Labour), Patricia Hewitt (Labour), Michael Jack (Conservative), Diana Johnson (Labour), Kevan Jones (Labour), Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Labour), Keith Simpson (Conservative) and Rachel Squire (Labour).