Caroline Jackson MEP

Gosh, this is interesting:

A British lawmaker responsible for drafting landmark waste legislation is on the payroll of a waste management company, writes Andrew Bounds .

Caroline Jackson, a Conservative member of the European parliament, told the Financial Times she was paid £6,000 ($11,700, €7,600) a year to advise UK waste disposal and recycling group Shanks.

While she declared the connection on her website, she could not remember whether she had informed fellow parliamentarians when she was appointed as rapporteur for the directive, as required by parliamentary rules.

So the person actually writing the law on waste disposal is paid by a waste disposal company. £6k a year is pretty cheap to be able to influence the legislation for 500 million people, ain\’t it?

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