OLD SCHOOL CHUMS
Awkward questions arise over the close, and generous, links between Michael Gove’s education department and a new schools charity.
JOINED UP GOVERNMENT
Lumbering landlords and letting agents with immigration checks is bad enough, but scrapping registration and regulation of these bodies will make matters worse for tenants.
WORK PAYS (FOR SOME)
How a firm with a dodgy past run by a Tory peer became one of the leading contractors on the coalition’s underwhelming welfare-to-work programme.
Why Treasury minister Lord Deighton, ex-Goldman Sachs, is keeping quiet as one of the bank’s tax avoidance schemes comes under the spotlight again.
As the chancellor prays that private infrastructure investment will boost UK growth, the M6 toll, a PFI classic, raises smiles… in offshore Bermuda.
REGISTERING MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
From privatising the NHS, to launching drones from Djibouti or fracking for shale gas, peers and MPs have plenty to keep them busy outside the House.
CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS OF RUSSIA
The strange tale of a Tory Commons researcher, her pro-Russia lobby group, an anti-Putin Labour MP… and a photograph of his underpants.