International political operatives
A reader emails a link which reveals that "there are 6.5 million American expats now" ... which translates to more "voters than in the state of Masachusetts". That fact makes for transatlantic campaigning. There are 350,000 Americans in Britain. And quite naturally, it makes for transatlantic scandals.
One of Hillary Clinton's aides in her campaign for the White House, Steve Morgan of Morgan, Allen and Moore, is "having a professional complaint against his company considered by the self-regulatory body that governs political consultants in Britain". Morgan's troubles are in connection with his involvement with Peter Hain, a 1970's anti-apartheid campaigner and minister under Gordon Brown, who is now caught up in a campaign finance scandal which threatens to end his career.
The complaint against Morgan has been made by James Davenport, a former employee of Morgan Allen Moore, who claims Morgan breached the APPC code of conduct – specifically a clause governing the separation of private and consultancy activities - while working on the Hain campaign. ...
Politics, like lobbying, has probably become internationalized to a degree never before seen. And it was probably to be expected that advisers and PR men should follow the trend.