Lobbying transparency is something we at the PRCA very much believe in. We run our own Register containing more information than the Government’s; our members sign up our rigorous Code of Conduct.

And we have been vocal in saying that Ministerial Revolving Doors is a problem that needs addressing. And that it needs addressing by making it level frequent; by having fewer instances of sudden reverse moves into roles intimately associated with a Minister’s former areas of responsibility.

But this story? Really? Former Chancellor who was a big advocate of the Northern Powerhouse joins a think tank that advocates the, er, Northern Powerhouse? And does so in an *unpaid* role?

Kneejerk defence of every Revolving Door move is wrong. But so is kneejerk reaction……

@UnlockDemocracy and for that matter pretty much everybody quoted by the Mirror have got this one plain wrong.