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Thomas Rowley

Thomas Rowley is editor of oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The strange connections of Tashkent City’s “British investor”

Questions emerge over a Scottish limited partnership linked to a major urban redevelopment project in Uzbekistan, including the global corporate network it is connected to. 

Phantom foreign investors for an open new Uzbekistan

A high-profile urban development project in Tashkent is designed to showcase the country for western capital. Our investigation suggests principal investors are from much closer to home. 

Opinion: The Electoral Commission’s DUP decision shows again how the rules that should protect our democracy are failing

The UK’s elections watchdog has decided it “does not have grounds to open an investigation” into the DUP’s mysterious £435,000 Brexit donation—once more raising questions about how British democracy is regulated.

Northern Irish party donors finally published – but source of DUP Brexit money remains secret

Firm that donated to DUP owned by Gibraltar-based businessman, prompting criticism of 'representation without taxation'.

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