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Blackmail and expenses scandals hit toxic Tories

The Tory expenses scandal keeps ticking. So police have been given extra time to investigate a range of election fraud allegations against Tory MPs.

MPs line their pockets with more cash than ever before

MPs’ expenses claims have soared by more than 40 percent in just five years.

The Tory expenses on the bus go round and round

While many an MP likes an expense to claim, it seems a few are less keen on declaring them.

South Yorkshire Police stumble from crisis to crisis

The acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) has called for an “independent assessment of Orgreave”.

Tories have a long, nasty history of antisemitism

Papers with a long line in scapegoating are committed to opposing antisemitism. Good. No longer is picturing a man of Jewish heritage looking strange eating a bacon sandwich a story.


Some 120 billionaires have stashed a total of £343.9 billion in Britain.

George Osborne pulls his Europe figures out of a hat

Bungling baron George Osborne has one trick— making numbers appear out of nowhere. But he uses it often.

Why did the press bury a story about Tory minister?

Tory culture secretary John Whittingdale has had a lengthy relationship with Olivia King, a woman who works as a professional dominatrix and escort.

The Troublemaker - of Panama

After leaked files from offshore firm Mossack Fonseca expose the secret stashes of the rich and powerful, Troublemaker roots through for the good stuff...


Oil traders feast while farm traders hope for famine | The billionaire with no bank account | £100,000 spent on bedroom tax cases

George Osborne’s bungling budget is an expensive joke

The cost of a George Osborne budget joke has soared.

MPs make 400 claims for expenses less than a pound

Cameron loves you wherever you are|David Lammy’s unsuccessful phone record|Budget is for ‘stupid, affluent and lazy people’ |and more

Congratulations on your 82nd birthday - now you can retire!

“Work until you drop” is the message from the government and private pension firms.

Esther McVey is doing okay

Esther McVey, the former TV presenter and employment minister, had the bad luck to be one of the few Tory MPs to lose a seat to Labour last year.

Tories defeated in Lords and courts—and Wales says no

The Tories have suffered a series of defeats over the past two weeks.

Google pays some tax and Osborne goes in a chopper

Google has agreed to pay back £130 million in back taxes, which is nice of them.

The billionaires on the bus see their wealth go up and up

The 62 richest people on the planet are worth more than the combined wealth of half the world’s population.

The Troublemaker

Bungling Baron George Osborne warned against complacency over the economy last week.

Expenses for lazy Lords and honours for Tory cronies

Hundreds of thousands of pounds in allowances were paid during 2015 to peers who went through the year without ever contributing in the House of Lords.

Joy for Murdoch and Morgan as hacking cases are halted

Evidence at the trials of Sun journalists showed that Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group prompted the police investigation into payments by its own papers. It did so because it wanted to escape a corporate prosecution for corruption. It has got its way.

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