Big firms to get hotline to ministerial ‘buddies’ – one of whom is our MP

28 Jan

The heads of the UK’s 50 top companies have been given a hotline to individual government ministers to help the companies thrive in the UK.  Sidmouth MP Hugo Swire is being “buddied” with Proctor and Gamble, which, on its website says of itself:

P&G is the world’s largest and most profitable consumer products company, with nearly $84 billion in sales and 25 billion-dollar brands. To deliver growth among the best in our industry, we’re strengthening our core business, renewing our focus on discontinuous innovation, and implementing a $10 billion productivity program.

Leaving aside the fact that Proctor and Gamble is NOT simply a top UK business but is actually an American multinational conglomerate perfectly able to look after itself, I wonder too what Mr Swire thinks of this little nugget regarding the company where it has finally agreed to reduce carcinogens in detergents!

Wonder if he gets free samples!

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