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The laws protecting Britain's democracy from big money are broken

You can be fined more for touting football tickets than you can for subverting Britain's democratic process.

Trump's visit marks the start of shock doctrine Brexit

The radical right want a no-deal Brexit so they can force Britain into a disaster capitalist trade deal with the USA.

Revealed: Charity watchdog probes pro-Brexit anti-NHS think tank

The Institute of Economic Affairs has been a fixture of political and media debates on Brexit and more. Now, the Charity Commission is examining whether the IEA breached rules on political independence

Dominic Raab: is he the IEA’s man in government?

The controversial right-wing think tank has long nurtured the new Secretary for Brexit and his “war of ideas”. What will this mean now?

Who actually are Vote Leave?

The Electoral Commission is expected to find that the largest pro-Brexit campaign group broke the law during the EU referendum. Who are the people involved?

Vote Leave is using media to bury bad news

The Electoral Commission is expected to find that Vote Leave broke electoral laws. Now Vote Leave is trying to set the media agenda before the report is released

Liam Fox caught in fresh “lobbyists as advisers” scandal

Former Legatum trade chief Shanker Singham takes role with commercial lobbying firm – while also advising key Brexit minister Liam Fox.

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’

Arron Banks and the missing £11m for Brexit

His pro-Leave lobby groups raised nearly £12m – but claim they spent less than £1m during the ‘official’ Brexit campaign. So where did the rest go? Andy Wigmore says he has "no idea"

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.

Back to the future with empire oil

A network of oil companies arond Mayfair, but registered in Britain's offshore tax-haven network, provides a snapshot of the new imperialism.

Scotland in Union held talks with Cambridge Analytica

The vice-chair of the campaign against Scottish independence met with the controversial data firm months after revelations about their involvement in Trump’s campaign came out.

Arron Banks and Brexit’s offshore secrets

In 2015, Arron Banks’s insurance business was bailed out. Where the rescue money came from is unclear—but as the Electoral Commission probes the sources of the Leave donor’s campaign contributions, a group of accountants who specialise in offshore “wealth preservation” may hold the key.

Not everyone agrees with Arron Banks about the value of his diamond mines

The ‘bad boy’ who bankrolled Brexit says he’s struck it lucky in Africa. But do his claims of a ‘significant find’ stand up? And who’s he been doing business with there?

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

You can't understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does.

'Crimes' committed by Brexit campaigners? One extraordinary coincidence offers a new clue

Did Vote Leave abuse the rules to 'spend as much as necessary' to win? We've uncovered a small but revealing error which calls into question all their denials.

Is there a link between Cambridge Analytica and the DUP’s secret Brexit donors?

Today we reveal the close relationship between a key Cambridge Analytica backer and a senior pro-Brexit Northern Irish PR man – who has Russian friends in high places

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.

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'

Electoral Commission demand end to ban on publishing Northern Irish Brexit campaign donor details

MPs vote for campaign donor transparency for Northern Ireland – but exclude all major recent donations.

MPs should reject the government’s attempt to cover up for the DUP’s Brexit dark money donation

Theresa May is trying to cover-up for her scandal-prone Northern Irish allies. MPs must call her bluff.

DUP dark money cover-up: officials dismiss minister’s reassurances on Northern Ireland transparency

“No one should read a great deal into what the minister was saying.”

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.

What we've discovered in a year investigating the dark money that funded Brexit means we can't stop now

On the first anniversary of our dark money investigation...

An unhealthy environment – the DUP, environmental policies, and Brexit

Few in Britain have taken a serious look at the DUP’s environmental record. Tommy Greene examines what it could mean for Ireland’s environment – and for Brexit.

Fracking giants grasp for dirty Brexit bonanza

The fracking industry is determined to limp ahead, despite record public opposition in the UK and fierce fightbacks from campaigners from North Yorkshire to Surrey and beyond.

Six of Theresa May’s cabinet are paid up “members” of secret group demanding a total break from the European Union

The head of the secretive European Research Group won’t reveal which senior ministers are members of the hardline anti-EU group. Why not? Because the answer and the reach of the ERG leaves the Prime Minister looking like a Brexit hostage.

Northern Ireland Electoral Commission in new bid to honour transparency laws from 2014

The government has been accused of trying to cover up for the DUP as it reverses a law which promised transparency in Northern Irish political donations from 2014.

Why is Theresa May protecting the DUP's dirty little (Brexit) secret?

Today, the UK government is trying to sneak through a law which will bury the DUP's huge Brexit donation in another layer of secrecy.

Nigel Farage, Arron Banks, and the ugly face of metals mining

The two leading Brexiteers gave keynote speeches at an exclusive Mines & Money conference in London last week – as communities whose livelihoods, health and environments are being destroyed, protested outside.

Who are Veterans for Britain?

You can’t understand Brexit without understanding Veterans for Britain.

Meet the think tank shaping the future of Britain's food and countryside

Why you should be worried that Legatum is lobbying the government about farm subsidies and a UK-US free trade deal.

Do you know where the Brexit dark money came from? Tell us anonymously

Someone out there knows something about the DUP's mystery £435,000 Brexit spending spree. It's vital for democracy that we all find out.

How Legatum has written the hymn sheet for a Dirty Brexit

The open secret that Brexit is more about financial and environmental deregulation than immigration is confirmed by a Legatum Institute briefing for City slickers.

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