Plotting for Liam Fox’s return

Tory MP Louise Mensch, née Bagshawe’s, performance on Have I Got News for You this weekend, will probably be best remembered for assertion that protesters occupying the City of London who have bought coffee from Starbucks should not be listened to; ‘if they prop up a corporate titan like Starbucks they really need Continue reading

Atlantic Bridge CEO: UK charity was a confidence trick

In a remarkable aside in today’s Sunday Telegraph Amanda Bowman, chief executive of Atlantic Bridge Inc., is quoted as describing her organisation’s UK charity as a ‘shell game’. So how did this confidence trick work and who was being conned? My guess is that she’s referring to the arrangement described in the UK Continue reading

Tories scapegoat civil servant to shield Cameron

In a clear act of cowardice, the Conservative Party has moved to scapegoat Ursula Brennan, permanent under secretary at the Ministry of Defence, in order to protect the prime minister from scrutiny in the wake of Dr Liam Fox’s resignation. But I can now reveal that David Cameron’s office has been fully aware Continue reading

Gus O’Donnell’s whitewash is already peeling

Predictably, Sir Gus O’Donnell’s ten page report into the Fox-Werritty scandal has failed to silence any critics. As I reported yesterday, it does not examine the Atlantic Bridge and others will have many more questions to ask. While Atlantic Bridge, the charity closed as a result of my complaint to the Charity Commission, Continue reading