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Former British army chief joins Lynton Crosby’s lobbying firm
Gen Sir Mark Carleton-Smith will support work on opportunities arising from Aukus defence pact

Harry Davies

06, Dec, 2023 @1:15 PM

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Tory MP who chided gambling regulator received £8,000 from betting industry
Hospitality and payments Craig Whittaker has accepted include Madonna tickets worth £2,000 from the Betting & Gaming Council

Rob Davies

29, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Top Tory strategist’s lobbying firm advising Daily Mail owners on Telegraph bid
Exclusive: Isaac Levido’s company, Fleetwood Strategy, is helping DMGT navigate potential acquisition of rightwing broadsheet

Pippa Crerar Political editor

28, Nov, 2023 @6:24 PM

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UK environment secretary took donation from funder of climate sceptic thinktank
Exclusive: Steve Barclay accepted £3,000 donation from Michael Hintze, a key funder of Global Warming Policy Foundation

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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As the NRA fades, a more zealous US pro-gun group rises as a lobbying power
Gun Owners of America, formed in belief NRA was ‘too liberal’, spent $3.3m lobbying against gun control and boasts 2m members

Peter Stone in Washington

17, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘He still has his political mojo’: David Cameron comes back from his shed
Allies say former PM was desperate to return to government, having failed to find a role that fulfilled him outside politics

Kiran Stacey

13, Nov, 2023 @7:55 PM

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‘Buying influence’: top US nuclear board advisers are tied to arms business
Nine of 12 members of the commission charged with avoiding nuclear conflict have financial ties to defense contractors

Eli Clifton and Ben Freeman

10, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Tory MP investigated over payments for chairing group that lobbied PM
Inquiry will centre on how Bim Afolami declared his fees from WPI Strategy with the register of MPs’ interests

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

25, Oct, 2023 @3:42 PM

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UK housebuilders save billions as government delays low-carbon rules
Housebuilders have little incentive to take steps by themselves. It’s no surprise they are so keen to wade into the political arena as major donors

Fiona Harvey and Helena Horton

04, Oct, 2023 @7:14 AM

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Housebuilding companies saved billions from Tory delays to low-carbon rules
Exclusive: Almost £40m given since 2010 as government delays to low-carbon regulations save builders and developers billions

Fiona Harvey, Michael Goodier, David Blood and Federico Acosta Rainis

04, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Gambling and crypto lobbyists pay £3k to sit alongside Tory ministers
Amazon and TikTok representatives also among those attending ‘policy’ discussions at party conference

Rowena Mason, Henry Dyer and Manisha Ganguly

03, Oct, 2023 @4:08 PM

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Tory peer cleared for second time of breaking lobbying rules over PPE contracts
Watchdog says there is insufficient evidence Lord Chadlington breached rules over £50m in contracts

David Conn and Rob Evans

27, Sep, 2023 @5:51 PM

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