50+ stories of Tory sleaze, failing to declare, the revolving door, and outright corruption

 

 

 

40+ stories of Tory sleaze, failing to declare, the revolving door, and outright corruption

From Jeremy Hunt’s 7 luxury flats to Tory MP who admitted “We are all totally corrupt” and Liam Fox resignation

21 Jun 2018  Chris Patten exposed as latest Tory peer with links to firm at centre of Russian ‘dirty money’ row  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/chris-patten-exposed-latest-tory-12762468

1 Jun 2018  PM received £50k from Putin’s pal on same day she blamed Moscow for Skripal  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tories-given-50000-kremlin-aide-12630498#ICID=sharebar_twitter

30 May 2018  George Osborne’s London Evening Standard sells its editorial independence to Uber, Google and others – for £3 million | openDemocracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/james-cusick/george-osborne-s-london-evening-standard-promises-positive-news-coverage-to-uber-goo

30 May 2018  Labour condemn £100,000 gift to Tories from former Putin ally’s wife https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/conservative-party-russia-donations-putin-theresa-may-lubov-chernukhin-tory-a8375636.html

27 May 2018  Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg’s investment firm has stakes in a string of Russian firms linked to the Kremlin  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-jacob-rees-moggs-investment-12606400

27 May 2018  Labour says Esther McVey broke ministerial code over races jaunt https://shar.es/anv0fY

24 May 2018  William Hague is pocketing cash from law firm slammed for Vladimir Putin links https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-peer-william-hague-pocketing-12592928#ICID=sharebar_twitter

11 May 2018  More than half of Britain’s richest hedge fund chiefs have donated to the Tories  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/business/more-half-britains-richest-hedge-12520481#ICID=sharebar_twitter

18 Apr 2018 – Jeremy Hunt got ‘bulk discount’ on seven flats from Tory donor https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/18/jeremy-hunt-investigated-breach-money-laundering-rules-luxury-flats?CMP=share_btn_tw

18 Apr 2018 – The UK Refused To Raid A Company Suspected Of Money Laundering, Citing Its Tory Donations https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/uk-refused-to-raid-lycamobile-citing-its-tory-donations?utm_term=.qwbZAxeA9 via @HeidilBlake

17th April 2018 – Theresa May’s husband’s Investment Firm made a financial killing from the bombing of Syria https://evolvepolitics.com/theresa-mays-husbands-investment-firm-made-a-financial-killing-from-the-bombing-of-syria/ via @EvolvePolitics

23 Mar 2018 – Michael Gove facing questions over appointment of Tory donor Ben Goldsmith to Defra board  https://inews.co.uk/?p=138277

21 Mar 2018 – Tory donors among investors in Cambridge Analytica parent firm https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/21/tory-donors-among-investors-in-cambridge-analytica-parent-firm-scl-group?CMP=share_btn_tw

18 Mar 2018 – Boris Johnson confirms tennis match with ex-Russian minister’s wife  https://inews.co.uk/?p=136231

28 Feb 2018 – Toby Young’s appointment points to corruption at the heart of the Tory project  https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/toby-young%E2%80%99s-appointment-points-corruption-heart-tory-project

7 Feb 2018 – Nothing for sprinklers, but Tories give £10m to Tory donors  https://insidecroydon.com/2018/02/07/nothing-for-sprinklers-but-tories-give-10m-to-tory-donors/ via @insidecroydon

24 Jan 2018 – Two Presidents Club trustees are Tory donors – and one recently had dinner with Theresa May  https://politicalscrapbook.net/2018/01/two-presidents-club-trustees-are-tory-donors-and-one-recently-had-dinner-with-theresa-may/  via @psbook

11 Jan 2018 – Jon Trickett: Crisis at Carillion reveals the risks in Tory outsourcing dogma  https://labourlist.org/2018/01/jon-trickett-crisis-at-carillion-reveals-the-risks-in-tory-outsourcing-dogma/  via @labourlist

4 Jan 2018 – Exposed, how an elite group of men who dine with Theresa May fund the Tory party  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/revealed-how-third-tory-donations-11798246#ICID=sharebar_twitter

24 Nov 2017  Super-rich Putin Cronies have given £1.8MILLION to the Tories since 2010 https://evolvepolitics.com/exclusive-super-rich-putin-cronies-have-given-1-8million-to-the-tories-since-2010/

10 Nov 2017 – Leaving by the Back Door: Priti Patel and the crisis of corruption  http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/iprblog/2017/11/10/leaving-by-the-back-door-priti-patel-and-the-crisis-of-corruption/

18 Oct 2017 – Former UK climate change minister to chair Russian conglomerate  https://www.ft.com/content/5ae25b5e-b416-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399 @financialtimes

12 October 2017 – Revolving doors at the NHS’s bully-in-chief | openDemocracy  https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/tamasin-cave/revolving-doors-at-nhs-s-bully-in-chief

29 Sep 2017 – Tory MSP faces penalty for failing to declare interest in development…  https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tory-msp-faces-penalty-for-failing-to-declare-interest-in-development/?utm_source=twitter via @eveningexpress

27 Sep 2017 – The curious case of Michael Gove, Portland and the ever-revolving door (@TotalPolitics)  https://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/news/curious-case-michael-gove-portland-and-ever-revolving-door#.WuF446lanBc.twitter

4 Sep 2017 – The Revolving Door Between the Government & the Arms Trade  http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/news-comment/2720-the-revolving-door-between-the-government-the-arms-trade

15 Jul 2017 – You’re right to worry about a revolving door between the Tories and the BBC   http://www.huckmagazine.com/perspectives/opinion-perspectives/bbc-bias-tom-mills/

23 May 2017 – Tories pledge ‘unprecedented’ support for fossil fuels as it emerges oil bosses have given party almost £400,000  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/conservatives-oil-bosses-party-donations-fossil-fuels-climate-change-ayman-asfari-petrofac-serious-a7751521.html

16 May 2017 – Why HSBC’s indirect donations to the Conservatives (and Buzzfeed’s dismissal as a ‘conspiracy’) matters to our democracy | openDemocracy  https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/joel-benjamin/why-hsbc-s-indirect-donations-to-conservatives-and-buzzfeed-s-dismissal-as-conspira

12 May 2017 – Jon Trickett: Rich Tory donors have thrived this year – for nurses it’s a different story  https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/june2017/2017/05/jon-trickett-rich-tory-donors-have-thrived-year-nurses-its-different-story

3 May 2017 – HSBC – This Scandal Should Bring The British Gov’t To Its Knees – But It Won’t!   http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/scandal-bring-british-govt-knees-wont/

13 Apr 2017 – Revealed: How Michael Ashcroft Is Back to Buying Tory Influence  https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/pg5ykz/revealed-how-michael-ashcroft-is-back-to-buying-tory-influence

27 Mar 2017 – Tory MP Andrew Bridgen forced to apologise for failure to declare HS2 was buying his house  https://shar.es/1LNzxD  via @PoliticsHome

5 Feb 2017 – Revolving doors: Former Tory government health adviser joins US firm involved in NHS privatisation  https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/02/05/revolving-doors-former-tory-government-health-adviser-joins-us-firm-involved-in-nhs-privatisation/ @MidWalesMike

30 Dec 2016 – Company boss who gave £930,000 to Tory party receives knighthood  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/30/company-boss-david-ord-tory-donor-receives-knighthood?CMP=share_btn_tw

13 Sep 2016 – Tory MP John Whittingdale apologises for not declaring trip with a dominatrix to £1,500 MTV Awards freebie  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1772992/tory-mp-john-whittingdale-apologises-for-not-declaring-trip-with-a-dominatrix-to-1500-mtv-awards-freebie

6 Jun 2016 – More Tory election fraud allegations: MPs failed to declare online ad costs — RT UK News  https://www.rt.com/uk/345602-tory-advertising-campaign-fraud/

4 May 2016 – Grant Shapps goes to pieces on live television over the Tory election fraud scandal (VIDEO)  https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2016/05/04/grant-shapps-goes-pieces-live-television-tory-election-fraud-scandal-video/  via @TheCanaryUK

3 May 2016 – Election expenses: Tory PCC candidate under scrutiny  https://www.channel4.com/news/election-expenses-tory-pcc-candidate-under-scrutiny  via @Channel4News

20 Apr 2016 – Election expenses: Tories admit failing to declare election campaign spending  https://youtu.be/g0nGtdFLfFs

4 Apr 2016 – Tory donors’ links to offshore firms revealed in leaked Panama Papers  https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/04/tory-donors-links-to-offshore-firms-revealed-in-leaked-panama-papers?CMP=share_btn_tw

15 Feb 2016 – If you’ve buy these 11 products, you’ve accidentally funded the Tories | Student Money Saver  https://www.studentmoneysaver.co.uk/article/if-youve-buy-these-11-products-youve-accidentally-funded-the-tories/  via @studentmoneysvr

4 February 2016 – A Tory MP who claimed 49p for milk failed to declare £400,000 in earnings outside Parliament  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/geoffrey-cox-tory-mp-failed-to-declare-400000-in-extra-earnings-forced-to-apologise-a6853806.html

28 Jan 2016 – Revealed: Tory runs ‘eviction specialist’ firm in borough with 1,800 homeless  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/revealed-how-tory-runs-eviction-7263090#ICID=sharebar_twitter

25 Jan 2016 – No 10 failed to declare National Gallery trustee’s Tory donations  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/25/government-fail-declare-reappointed-national-gallery-trustee-tory-donor?CMP=share_btn_tw

6 Sep 2015- Should Tory Ministers – Amber Rudd, the climate change secretary, and now George Osborne – have declared an interest?  http://www.stroudlabour.org.uk/news/press-releases/news.aspx?p=102915

12 Apr 2015 – Tory peer Bates failed to declare ZRG interests, paper reports  https://insidecroydon.com/2015/04/12/tory-peer-bates-failed-to-declare-zrg-interests-paper-reports/  via @insidecroydon

4 Feb 2015 – ‘Selling off NHS for profit’: Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/selling-nhs-profit-full-list-4646154#ICID=sharebar_twitter

14 December 2014 – Tory backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘failed to declare interests’  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/tory-backbench-mp-jacob-rees-mogg-failed-to-declare-interests-9923362.html

9 Apr 2014 – Conservative MP ‘unspeakably sorry’ over failure to declare donations linked to Severn Barrage project  http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/conservative-mp-unspeakably-sorry-over-6940256#ICID=sharebar_twitter

12th March 2014 – Tory failed to declare landowner was her friend and party colleague http://www.echo-news.co.uk/NEWS/11068385.Tory_failed_to_declare_landowner_was_her_friend_and_party_colleague/?ref=twtrec

8 Feb 2014 – Fury as Tory party donors are handed NHS contracts worth £1.5BILLION under health reforms  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fury-tory-party-donors-handed-3123469#ICID=sharebar_twitter

7 Nov 2013 – Tory MP admits at party: We are all totally corrupt  http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/07/tory-mp-brian-binley-admits-at-party-we-are-all-totally-corrupt-4177120/?ito=desktop.article.share.top.twitter  via @metrouk

12 May 2012 – Jeremy Hunt should quit over ‘hacking advice’ email, says Ed Miliband  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/may/12/rebekah-brooks-jeremy-hunt-email?CMP=share_btn_tw

25 Mar 2012 – Tory treasurer’s cash-for-access boast unacceptable, says David Cameron  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/mar/25/tory-cash-access-party-funding?CMP=share_btn_tw

14 Oct 2011 – Liam Fox resigns as Defence Secretary and admits “blurring” of interest  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/liam-fox-resigns-as-defence-secretary-274911#ICID=sharebar_twitter

 

 

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