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The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses 

London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’?

The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.

Diplomat reveals Kuwait flight cover-up 30 years on

A former British diplomat has said he is “convinced” there was “military intelligence exploitation” of a British Airways flight that landed in Kuwait during the Iraqi army’s 1990 invasion, which led to the capture and mistreatment of nearly everyone on board,

New secret club of millionaire Conservative donors revealed

A secret club for major Tory donors has been holding regular meetings and calls with prime minister Boris Johnson and the chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Greensill scandal report does its job and says little

A report into the disgraced ­financier Lex Greensill’s relations with the government has only mildly criticised former Tory prime minister David Cameron—and handily blamed someone who is dead.

Big pharma caught over charging and missing tax

Top drug companies have been found guilty of increasing the price of a life-saving steroid treatment by more than 10,000 per cent and ­paying rivals to stay out of the market.

Criminal dumping of raw sewage in sea for profit

Southern Water was fined a record £90 million last week for deliberately dumping billions of litres of raw sewage into protected seas over several years for its own financial gain.

You don’t have to sleep with a Tory to get a job

At least 16 individuals with close ties to the Tories, including donors, peers and former MPs, have been given lucrative oversight jobs in key Whitehall departments.

US paramilitary training for Khashoggi assassins

Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary ­training in the United States the ­previous year under a contract approved by the US State Department.

Ikea furniture giant fined for spying on 400 of its workers

Did it happen in Britain? A French court has ordered Ikea to pay a fine of £860,000 after the furniture chain was found guilty of spying on staff.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

The Troublemaker—Care home raised fees to line rich bosses’ pockets

Britain’s biggest care home ­operator raised fees for residents in the pandemic while funnelling cash to its super-rich owners.

Priti Patel was lobbying over dodgy PPE deals

Home secretary Priti Patel faces fresh questions over lobbying to help her former adviser land multimillion pound PPE deals.

Tough year for rich with record rise in billionaires

 According to the The Sunday Times Rich List the combined wealth of Britain’s 250 richest people has grown by a sixth in the past year. It is up from £566 billion to £658 billion.

Lord Lister and the loan for property developers

Homes England is a government agency set up with the purpose of funding “affordable homes”. It met on 9 May 2019 to consider a request from a luxury property company for a £187 million publicly-backed loan.

Royals for hire to lobby the Russian government

Prince Michael of Kent was willing to use his royal status for profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Oil and gas firms lobbying for the military in Myanmar

Oil and gas firms are pressing governments hard not to impose any measures on Myanmar that might hurt their profits.

The Troublemaker — UPS takes spy in the cab to a whole new exploitative level

A worker for delivery firm UPS has revealed a hellish new surveillance plan from bosses.

The Duke is still dead! You’d better be sad, or else the queen gets it

Racists across Britain, and the world, united in mourning last Saturday to remember Prince Philip. It was a fitting send off for the dead royal, who dedicated his entire life to being rich and racist.

The Troublemaker—Deadly chemicals buried across Wales

Toxic waste including mustard gas is buried among more than 1,500 disused landfill sites across Wales.

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