Tuesday, July 27

Brexit Insider

Boris Johnson, Brexit Insider, Politics

Boris Johnson is creating a’trojan horse’ that makes it easier for tax exiles and non-doms to fund UK elections

Boris Johnson's government is proposing a new law that would make it easier for non-resident Brits to fund elections in the UK. The law change is being sold as a means to make it easier for British "ex-pats" to vote in the UK. However, campaigners say it is a "Trojan horse" for more foreign money to fund UK elections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK government is bringing in a new law that will make it much easier for British elections to be funded by tax exiles and non-domiciled Brits, campaigners have warned.The Elections Bill, published on Monday, would allow UK citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15...
Brexit Insider, Karl McCartney, Politics

Labour demands investigation into whether Conservative MP Karl McCartney hid links to family firm

Labour has asked the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to investigate Conservative MP Karl McCartney. Insider has revealed McCartney made apparently false declarations in his parliamentary register of interests. Labour Party Chair Anneliese Dodds told Insider: "If Karl McCartney is moonlighting, we need to know who for." See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK Labour Party has urged Parliament's sleaze watchdog to investigate Conservative MP Karl McCartney after he appeared to make false declarations about his links to a family firm, Moonlighting Limited.Insider has previously reported that McCartney claimed more...
Brexit Insider, Gina Coladangelo, Matt Hancock, Politics

Leaked pictures show UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock having affair with close friend he hired as aide

Health Secretary Matt Hancock leaves 10 Downing Street with aide Gina Coladangelo after the daily press briefing on May 01, 2020 in London, England Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Summary List Placement The UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock was photographed appearing to kiss a close personal friend who he hired as an advisor, raising questions about a potential conflict of interest after he appointed her to a £15,000-a-year role at the health department. The Sun on Friday published photos that appeared to capture Hancock locked in an embrace with Gina Coladangelo in his office at the Department for Health. Hancock, who is married, secretly hired former lobbyist Coladangelo as an adviser last year, The Sund...
Analysis, Brexit Insider, Keir Starmer, Labour, Politics

Is Keir Starmer’s time as Labour leader about to come to an early end?

Keir Starmer's future as Labour Party leader may be in peril. Historically poor recent election results for the party have left him vulnerable. Starmer has so far retained the support of most Labour MPs. However, defeat in next week's Batley and Spen by-election could spark a challenge. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Labour party's historically poor showing in the Chesham and Amersham by-election last week was followed by reports that senior members of his Shadow Cabinet are secretly plotting to oust him."Backers of Ms [Angela] Rayner and fellow frontbencher Lisa Nandy have already started ...