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A Guide to Brexit Lobbying


This portal is part of Powerbase—your guide to networks of power, lobbying and deceptive PR. Powerbase has a policy of strict referencing and is overseen by a managing editor.

Brexit badge.png Part of the Powerbase Brexit Portal.

Why focus on Brexit lobbying?

On 23 June 2016, the British people voted to leave the EU.

The danger is that the country will have ‘taken back control’ only to hand it over to corporate lobbyists who see Brexit as 'a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to influence the way the UK is run.

Whether that is getting rid of laws and regulations inherited from Europe, including labour standards and environmental regulations, reshaping UK agriculture, or influencing trade policy. Any company or sector that can swing the rules in their favour stands to profit enormously.

So, while the threats to business from Brexit are enormous, so too are the opportunities to profit.

We think the British people should be able to see who is lobbying around Brexit and seeking to use it to further their own private interests.

This portal aims to make visible some of the players involved: the donors, lobby groups and think tanks, as well as companies and their lobbyists-for-hire.

Who is lobbying over Brexit?


They include the following:

Leave lobby groups


'Leave' donors

'Leave' lobbyists

Brexit lobbying


Brexit lobbying articles from the web

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