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

Why the scrapping of ‘regulatory compliance cases’ is such good news

Earlier today I excitedly broke the news to you, via Civil Society, that the Charity Commission is to scrap regulatory case reports. It’s since been pointed out to me that you need to be a bit of geek to see why this matters, so I will explain simply – and quickly – before Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: MoD confirms O’Donnell will NOT investigate Atlantic Bridge as Charity Commission scraps regulatory case reports

In a letter to this blogger, whose complaint to the Charity Commission led to the closure of Liam Fox’s Atlantic Bridge charity, the Ministry of Defence confirms that Gus O’Donnell’s investigation will not examine questions raised by the Atlantic Bridge. This comes despite assurances previously given to journalists by 10 Downing Street that Continue reading

Charity Commission faces judicial review over Atlantic Bridge

At the end of July the Charity Commission published the conclusion of what it called an ‘engagement’ with Tory charity the Atlantic Bridge. The trustees had agreed to relaunch the charity within a year as a non-party political organisation and that their ‘current activities must cease immediately’. The new new Atlantic Bridge will Continue reading

Atlantic Bridge collapse is a major blow to Neo-conservatives

The Charity Commission’s decision that the Atlantic Bridge’s UK charity must ‘cease its current activities immediately’ and break away from US non-profit the Atlantic Bridge Inc, is a major setback to those who would import US-style conservatism to the UK. Officially founded by defence secretary Liam Fox and boasting three more cabinet minsters Continue reading