In the course of 24 hours, almost 3000 of you sent a powerful message: demanding that the secret role banks play in Westminster’s corridors of power need to be exposed.
Thanks to your efforts, yesterday the Committee for Standards in Public Life were forced to take seriously calls for an Inquiry into the relationship between the City of London Corporation and Parliament.
An Inquiry could investigate the extent to which City UK (the City of London Corporation’s lobbying arm) meets with senior decision-makers and influences policy. We can also shine a light on the role of the Remembrancer: a publicly funded office (with an annual budget of £5m), who – unelected – sits in the House of Commons with the right to oversee all prospective laws put before Parliament.
In the event, the Committee procrastinated and put off the decision to hold an Inquiry until January.
Around that time, we’re going to need you to help us hammer home our demand to stop delaying and set on with launching an Inquiry now!
Watch this space, Sherwood – we’ll be in touch.