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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy's mainsite editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Parliament watchdog probes Rees-Mogg’s hard Brexit lobby group over “other sources of funding”

EXCLUSIVE: Emails released by UK parliamentary standards watchdog reveal a ‘second’ bank account held by the powerful ERG group of Tory MPs, as they pressure May to abandon Chequers.

Liam Fox spends tens of millions on firms warning of Brexit dangers

The international trade secretary says even a no-deal Brexit would be good for British business. But his department has spent huge sums with companies that warn of Brexit dysfunction, chaos and disruption.

Ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker remained in charge of secretive Tory ultra faction

Under the ministerial code, Baker was supposed to cut his ties with the European Research Group when he joined the government in 2017. But newly released emails show that as Brexit minister, he offered them private briefings on critical government policy.

Mapped – hard Brexit guru Singham's 'unparalleled' access to government

As Shanker Singham steps down from advising the Brexit trade department following openDemocracy's revelations of a potential conflict of interest, we reveal the full extent of his government access.

UK Government minister hides leading role with hard Brexit group

Exclusive: Steve Baker accused of playing "fast and loose" with ministerial rules after openDemocracy investigation finds Brexit minister had undisclosed meetings with European Research Group

Revealed: New evidence of ‘Hard Brexit svengali’ Shanker Singham’s ‘unparalleled access’ to senior government figures

Labour’s Liam Byrne says former Legatum trade advisor’s influence over Brexit policymakers ‘beggars belief’

Revealed: Brexit campaigner obtained millions of voters' data

Vote Leave's former chief technology officer claims he needed this data to check that donations to his company were legal – despite receiving no donations.

Revealed: Legatum’s “extraordinary” secretive monthly meetings with Brexit minister

A controversial think tank that argued for a hard Brexit and has been linked with Russian intelligence had monthly meetings with a leading Brexit minister.

UK government refuses to reveal details of meetings with the man who’s shaping Brexit

Freedom of Information requests show that the 'disaster capitalist' Legatum Institute has unequalled access to Brexit ministers. But the government refuses to reveal what they're talking about.

UK diplomats met, talked Brexit with Trump aide linked to Russia probe

More details emerge of controversial meetings between UK foreign office officials and George Papadopoulos.

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