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Mikhail Alenkin
In our article "A private jet for rotary club" (issue no 1464), we referred to Mr Mikhail Alenkin as an "arms dealer". Mr Alenkin has confirmed to us through his lawyers that he has never been involved in arms dealing, including in relation to brokering the sale of any military helicopters. We are happy to accept Mr Alenkin’s assurances and apologise to him for having wrongly described him in this way.
The article also referred to a private jet bought by Mr Alenkin and suggested, incorrectly, that its purchase was linked to a "shady" deal announced in January 2015 between AgustaWestland and Rosneft, with the jet being bought for use by a key Rosneft executive. Mr Alenkin has confirmed, in fact, that there was no connection between his purchase of the jet (in 2011) and the AgustaWestland/Rosneft deal (in 2015), and that the person referred to was approved to use the jet after he had left Rosneft. We are happy to make the position clear.
paul-foot-award Winner announced for the Paul Foot Award 2018!
THE 2018 Private Eye Paul Foot Award has been won by Amelia Gentleman of the Guardian for her Long-term UK residents classed as illegal immigrants campaign. Her investigation centred on tightened immigration regulations and the catastrophic consequences for a group of elderly Commonwealth-born citizens who were told they were illegal immigrants, despite having lived in the UK for around 50 years – but with no formal paperwork to prove it.
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Private Eye Issue 1472

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26th June 2018
In This Issue
From Vladimir Novichok to Al Qaeder – Six to Watch at the World Cup… Intense Bickering Continues as Leave Island Reality Show Returns… Man Who Edits Mail Hailed as ‘Greatest Editor of his Generation’ by, er, the Mail… RBS Sale ‘Will Benefit All Bankers’ Says Government… No-Deal Doomsday Scenario ‘Great News for Britain’ Insist Pro-Brexit MPs… Jeremy Corbyn Visits Athens and Demands Return of his Marbles… Chris Grayling’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

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- Waugh story: How the Eye first exposed the Jeremy Thorpe scandal
- Bad boy baloney:
Something rotten in Isabel Oakeshott’s attic
- Grenfell latest:
More troubling questions for insulation maker Celotex

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Private Eye Issue 1471

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