14 bookmarks. First posted by rickardg march 2018.
Cameron, a genteel Etonian with more than his share of the erudition required for high office in the U.K., was somehow tongue-tied. “The SFO, yes, I do support its work,” he stammered, pausing for several seconds. But there seemed to be a but, and Cameron began to hedge. via PocketPocket
april 2018 by driptray
#swamp %journalism %longform %greatstory ~paradisepapers #brexit #$#monopoly #$#nextcrash
modern Britain. The integrity of the U.K.’s institutions—courts, universities, the stock exchange—is at the heart of its appeal to global capital. Yet those same institutions frequently look the other way. The examples are legion, from the London School of Economics granting Muammar Qaddafi’s son a doctorate for an allegedly plagiarized thesis to the recent IPO of Russia’s EN+ Group Ltd., a commodities company controlled by an oligarch with close Kremlin ties. EN+ plans to use the funds raised from British markets to pay loans from Russian banks that are under U.S. sanctions.
march 2018 by lemeb