Zahawi tax avoidance case shows strength of Westminster ruling class
Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi is at the centre of yet another row in Westminster this week – and is facing calls to resign – for lying about his finances and failing to declare a penalty he paid to HMRC.
Westminster accounts reveal £183 million influencing UK politics
Research from Sky News and Tortoise has uncovered more than £183 million in donations and ‘earnings’ into British politics during this Parliamentary term.
Tory peer at centre of PPE Medpro corruption scandal
The National Crime Agency is carrying out an investigation into PPE Medpro, a company that won itself millions in Covid related contracts after Tory peer Michelle Mone recommended the company to the government.
Former South Korean President to be pardoned, four years after corruption scandal
Park Geun-hye, former President of South Korea, is to be pardoned by President Moon Jae-in on Friday (December 31st). Park was serving prison time for bribery and abuse of power following 2017’s “Choi Soon-sil gate” scandal
Former Tunisian minister placed under house arrest as president continues government shakeup
A former minister and senior member of Tunisia’s Ennahdha party has been placed under house arrest, as President Saied continues his shakeup of the country’s government. Anouar Maarouf, who led Tunisia’s Ministry of Communications and Technology between 2016 and 2020, was arrested on Friday August 6th over allegations of abuse of authority.
Three of the Stockwell six have their convictions overturned 49 years later
Three black men who were wrongfully jailed almost 50 years ago have had their convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal.
Matt Hancock affair highlights the real sleaze at the heart of Whitehall
This ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ culture has run rampant. The level of corruption surrounding the Tory Party is immeasurable. For every big scandal like this that reaches the tabloids, there are another 10 NEDS quietly working away influencing our politics while we’re none the wiser.
Communist Party: ‘Capitalism equals cronyism and corruption’
“How the value of our public services contrasts to the whiff of corruption surrounding Tory politicians, the state and big business”, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths remarked at the weekend. He was commenting after the party’s executive and election committees reviewed the biggest ongoing CP election campaign since the early 1980s.
Tory Party & David Cameron face corruption scandal
At the behest of Lex Greensill, a disreputable financier at the helm of a now collapsed firm, it has been revealed that David Cameron lobbied a senior Downing Street aide and the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. Following the Treasury’s renunciation of Cameron’s efforts to assure the company access to a Covid emergency loan scheme, Cameron contacted a No 10 adviser, illustrating the exhaustive attempts the former prime minister was willing to use to guarantee political connections for Greensill Capital, which employed him as an adviser.
High Court finds Matt Hancock acted unlawfully over COVID contracts
A High Court judge has ruled this week (19 February 2021) that Matt Hancock’s failure to publish details of contracts related to the COVID-19 pandemic response within 30 days was unlawful, breaching the “vital function” of transparency over how billions of taxpayers’ money was spent. The case was brought forward by the Good Law Project, an organisation that is in the process of many legal challenges against the government’s procurement of services during the pandemic, including PPE contracts.