Definition of lobby correspondent in English:

lobby correspondent

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noun

(In the UK) a senior political journalist of a group receiving direct but unattributable briefings from the government.
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  • From 1993 to 1997 he was a lobby correspondent based at Westminster, and from 1997 Africa correspondent working out of Johannesburg where he won an award for his exclusive on the beating of black suspects by the South African police.
  • As a young lobby correspondent I remember well that diminutive figure, standing slightly to one side in the then famous Annie's Bar, puffing on his wee cigars, sipping his dram and taking everything in.
  • He loves the sly, slightly sinister world of Westminster politics: the nod, the wink; the spin and counter-spin; the ‘You might say so, but I couldn't possibly comment’ atmosphere in which the lobby correspondent works.

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Word of the day obloquy
Pronunciation: ˈɒbləkwi
noun
strong public condemnation