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Michael Crick finds out when political lobbying began.

Talk to the academics and they'll suggest lobbying has existed as long as men have been in power. But according to Tamasin Cave of Spinwatch, it really took off at the time of ordinary men and women getting the vote. Now powerful interests felt compelled to protect themselves. In the United States a man called Edward Bernays - Sigmund Freud's nephew - developed the idea of an 'invisible elite'. He also came up with extraordinary ways of controlling the crowd. With contributions from Mark Borkowski and Professor Wyn Grant, and presented by Michael Crick.

The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde

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14 minutes