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Pandora Papers: senior Conservatives dodge questions about donors – video

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Senior Tories attending their party conference refused to comment on party donors being named in the Pandora Papers. Cabinet ministers including Michael Gove, Priti Patel and Jacob Rees-Mogg all refused to answer any ...

Tories facing calls to return cash from donors named in Pandora papers

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The Conservative party conference was on Monday engulfed in a growing scandal over Tory donors and their alleged links to corruption, with Boris Johnson facing calls to hand back cash and submit the party to an invest...

Tory donor’s oil firm admits employees paid bribes to get contracts

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A multinational oil firm, which was led by a major Conservative donor, has admitted that its employees paid bribes to land contracts, as it struck a deal to end a corruption investigation into the company. The admissi...

NHS app storing facial verification data via contract with firm linked to Tory donors

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The NHS app is collecting and storing facial verification data from UK citizens in a process which has fuelled concerns about transparency and accountability. The data collection is taking place under a contract with ...

Mother of Richard Okorogheye joins appeal for black blood donors

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The mother of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye, who was found dead weeks after being reported missing, is urging the black community to donate blood. Evidence Joel has joined black health organisations such as the Afric...

Labour calls on Tories to reveal which ministers met elite donors’ club

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The Conservatives must publish the names of all ministers who secretly met an elite group of party donors, Labour has said. The party is facing questions over the conduct of the party’s co-chair, Ben Elliot, the nephe...

Liberal party donor’s revenue from uncontested contracts for offshore processing rises to $1.5bn

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Canstruct International, the Brisbane company and Liberal party donor running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru, has won another uncontested contract extension – $180m over six months – bringing its tota...

Oil and gas donors gave over £400k to Tories before North Sea decision

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Individuals and companies linked to the oil and gas industries have donated more than £400,000 to the Conservative party in the past year, while the government mulled controversial new licences to explore the North Se...

Arizona’s partisan election audit and the Trump-linked donors paying for it

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Happy Thursday, Ever since Arizona Republicans began their review of 2.1m ballots from the 2020 election, a huge question has loomed over the effort: who exactly is paying for it? The Arizona senate, which authorized...

Arizona ballot audit backed by secretive donors linked to Trump’s inner circle

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Dark money groups tied to Donald Trump’s inner circle and backed by people who have spread baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election appear to be playing a key role in funding an unprecedented review of 2.1...

Man impersonated Trump relatives online to trick donors, prosecutors say

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with creating fake online identities impersonating Donald Trump’s brother and youngest son, which he used to dupe hundreds of people nationwide into donating thousands of dollars to...

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s donors: what is the quid pro quo?

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Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This term cannot – yet – be applied to describe what has gone on with the refurbishment of the four-bedroom Downing Street flat by Boris Johnson....

‘Dumb son of a bitch’: Trump attacks McConnell in Republican donors speech

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Donald Trump devoted part of a speech to Republican donors on Saturday night to insulting the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. According to multiple reports of the $400,000-a-ticket, closed-press event, the fo...

Trump ‘money bomb’ scheme raised millions from unwitting donors – report

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Practice that used pre-checked boxes and obscure design on fundraising emails condemned as ‘unethical and inappropriate’Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign used pre-checked boxes and obscure design on fundraisin...