On the Money: tight budgets, outrageous lobbies, MPs trading and more

On the Money: tight budgets, outrageous lobbies, MPs trading and more
Reporters hang on the minister's every word. (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
T’s & C’s pleaseOn the Money might have thought the tightened up approach to the budget this week would thin out the sweaty throngs of journalists, analysts, lobbyists and other hangers-on. Unlike past years, every attendee was required to swear an affirmation that they’d respect the lock-up conditions of keeping things, ahem, locked up. Officials were obviously still a little gun-shy after last year’s accidental breach of the embargo that saw the Wall Street Journal banned from Treasury briefings until 202...

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