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Cronyism and Corruption

Byline Times uncovers the nepotism that greases the wheels of British politics.

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EXCLUSIVE Contract-Winning Firm Owned by Tory Donor Sees Major Financial Boost

, 26 September 2022
Max Colbert reports on the millions gained by one of the Government’s PPE suppliers

Boris Johnson’s Golden Goodbyes

, 25 July 2022
Byline Times and The Citizens explore the Conservative Party’s accelerated attempts to exploit the House of Lords

EXCLUSIVE Rishi Sunak’s Family Profiting from Ties to Oil Giant Shell

, 19 July 2022
Nafeez Ahmed reveals how every one of the four hopefuls battling to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative leader is tied to fossil fuels and climate science denial

Concierge Capitalism: The Conservative Free Market Myth

, 11 July 2022
In politics and economics, the Conservative Party has rigged the system in favour of an entrenched elite, contends Sam Bright

Boris Johnson: The Naked Emperor Exposed

, 7 July 2022
The Prime Minister resigned in much the same fashion as he had ruled over the country, with lies and self-delusion, observes Otto English

Boris Johnson Will Try to ‘Burn Everything to the Ground’ – Because He Can

, 6 July 2022
As the Prime Minister’s actions have repeatedly shown, elaborate conventions and procedures mask the features that fundamentally undermine democracy in British politics, says Sam Bright

The Tories’ Big Money ‘Summer Party’ – What We Know and Don’t Know

, 21 June 2022
Sam Bright explores the facts and the mysteries surrounding Boris Johnson’s fundraising bash

What are the Benefits of Being a Tory Donor?

, 14 June 2022
Sam Bright reviews the perks enjoyed by the big money patrons of the Conservative Party

‘Perhaps the Most Shameful Episode of the Pandemic’: £4 Billion of PPE to Go Up in Smoke

, 9 June 2022
David Hencke has the details of a new parliamentary report showing how masses of equipment bought by the Government is set for the incinerator

EXCLUSIVE Who Are Johnson’s 22 Big Money Backers? And Did They Influence the No Confidence Vote?

, 9 June 2022
Sam Bright and Max Colbert dig into the potential impact of Tory donors on the survival of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister

EXCLUSIVE Black Ties and Dark Money: The Conservative Cash-for-Access Machine

, 7 June 2022
As the party’s biggest donors come out fighting for Boris Johnson, Sam Bright and Max Colbert inspect how the Conservatives continue to sell democracy to the highest bidder

Auctioning Off Democracy

, 18 May 2022
The Conservative Party’s cash-for-access culture is one of the neglected scandals of modern British politics, says Iain Overton

EXCLUSIVE Conservative and Vote Leave Links to Remote Learning Organisation Set to Become a Government Body

, 17 May 2022
Sascha Lavin investigates the political ties of an online education provider that has won millions in state contracts

‘Bungs’ to Billionaires: Cummings Exposes Johnson’s Cash for Content Scandal

, 11 May 2022
New testimony from the Prime Minister’s former chief aide shows how the free press has been bought by the Government

EXCLUSIVE Hancock Meeting with Tech Giants That Won £1.3 Billion in COVID Contracts Declared 21 Months Late

, 11 May 2022
Sascha Lavin reports on a very belated update to the Department of Health and Social Care’s record of meetings held during the pandemic

A Portrait of Broken Britain

, 7 January 2022

The Conservative Cash Carousel and Socialism for the Rich

, 29 November 2021

EXCLUSIVE The Conservative Party’s Private Healthcare Patrons

, 12 November 2021

How Political Corruption Works in the UK

, 8 November 2021

Government Procurement and the Lack of Trust

, 6 August 2021
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