Politically connected firms were given 'high priority' for government COVID contracts, official report finds
Damning Whitehall spending watchdog report 'will do little to quell concerns about cronyism in UK government procurement'.
Government outsourcing of COVID-19 response is “national scandal” says select committee member
Labour’s Dawn Butler says pandemic being used as a “cover” to avoid accountability, comments come in wake of latest...
‘Magnitsky Act’ will fail while Britain remains money laundering hub, experts warn
Sanctions announced by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday will ‘achieve little’ if current loopholes are not closed.
Published in: openDemocracyUKNumber 10 must lift briefing ban on openDemocracy, says European press freedom watchdog
Government accused of attempting to “isolate and punish critical coverage” by boycotting media outlets.
Published in: Dark Money Investigations: Investigation‘People are cheesed off’: Brexit anger tests Teesside’s Labour loyalties
The Tories are eyeing the North East Labour stronghold as anti-establishment feelings run high over the region’s...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: InvestigationLiberal Democrats lagging far behind other parties in digital campaigning
Despite outspending opposition, Swinson’s party has been mocked for ‘nonsense’ Facebook adverts.