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What to get for the 1 percent who already own everything?


This can be a stressful time for the super-rich, as they try to find presents extravagant enough for their phenomenal wealth. So we thought we’d help with a few pointers.

Gun from Iraq makes a hero, but kids with knives go to jail


Sergeant Danny Nightingale became the hero of the press last week for illegally possessing a firearm.

£93 million a year for firm of bunglers with bloody hands


The Tories are handing millions to some of the country’s least favourite private contractors.

Ministers bark up wrong tree after ash cash was slashed


Ash trees across Britain are now infected with the Chalara fraxinea fungus that causes a deadly "dieback" disease.

Cops get their snouts into a £23m trough of champagne


Being a cop isn’t without its perks. Businesses have showered the Metropolitan Police with almost £23 million worth of gifts over the past five years.

Don't be young, or old, say robbing austerity hypocrites


If you want to get along in Tory Britain, don’t be young. Or old. That’s the helpful advice coming from the top this week.

Dear minister... angry letters from an unelected busybody


Prince Charles must have breathed a sigh of relief this week. The attorney general has refused to publish 27 letters with which the future autocrat has bombarded politicians.

Don't blame the weather for the bankers' hunger games


Millions of people in Britain are cutting back on the essentials as food prices continue to surge.

Tory conference squabbles take their toll on Cameron


David Cameron wasn’t looking his best as the Tory party conference got underway in Birmingham on Sunday.

Fat controllers rake in cash when our trains are held up


The privatised rail firms make a profit every time there is a delay on the line.

Lib Dem conference in land of political make-believe


Imagine for a moment being a Liberal Democrat. No wait, come back—you can scrub yourself later.

So who would live in a house like this? Only the super-rich


A mansion in London’s posh Knightsbridge has gone on sale for £300 million—making it the most expensive house sale in British history.

A bonfire of regulations will help bosses make big bucks


The Tories have got a new scheme to end the recession.

Hedge fund boss Mitt Romney launches new hostile takeover


Mitt Romney is now the US Republican party’s official nominee to take on Obama in the presidential election. But just who is Mitt Romney anyway?

Behind bars at last: Asil Nadir, the man who bankrolled Thatcher


Around a month after the 1987 general election, Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher sat down to write a letter Asil Nadir, boss of fashion firm Polly Peck.

The big tax dodgers that the Tories' list somehow forgot


The government this week published a list of its "most wanted" tax dodgers—a rogues’ gallery of smugglers and VAT fraudsters.

Tory promises on Olympic affordable housing crumble


The Tories told us that the Olympics would create affordable homes for thousands of ordinary people in London. How’s that working out?

No Olympic boost as the Games just add to economic misery


The Olympics was going to be the event that saved Britain from the recession. Like the royal wedding and the jubilee before it, the hype was that it would provide huge economic growth.

Bankers break the law but they still walk off with millions


Barclays boss Jerry del Missier has walked off with £8.75 million despite admitting illegally rigging Libor interest rates.

Politicians might bicker, but they all still want austerity


It’s a little unnerving when the representatives of global capitalism say we need to make fewer cuts.

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