Mystery surrounds the funds allegedly looted from Latvia’s Parex bank which collapsed in 2008… however key Parex figures are linked to fast loan providers which were created while the bank collapsed. Latvia’s oligarchic past gives us a glimpse into one possible future for Britain and the EU…
Month: August 2018
Parex bank may have collapsed but an oligarchic clan linked to its former owners and employees may control much of Latvia’s banking and political system…
A child sex abuse survivor who was a the victim of the notorious paedophile John Allen in the North Wales children’s home scandal is pioneering in Cumbria a way to help similar survivors using an American method approved by the World Health Organisation. He has just written a book about it.
A public consultation on future funding of journalism closes on 14 September. It’s a government device to give taxpayers’ money to their press friends. Please let them know you object
A report into a riot at HMP Birmingham in 2016 exposes the scale of the problems facing the G4S-run prison – more than a year before the Government announced it would be stepping in to take over.
Why these liars, cheats and fraudsters should be prosecuted for ripping off taxpayers and cheating London’s firefighters
The Serious Fraud Office should prosecute the people who ran the first flawed privatisation of London and Lincolnshire fire services, for fraud after a damning report from the Financial Reporting Council reveals they were liars and cheats and stripped them from practising as chartered accountants.
Premier Bin: Is the minimum wage hotel chain run by Whitbread millionaires and promoted by Lenny Henry going to the dump?
A big promise for workers after Brexit is that the low paid will get higher wages as companies become more desperate to recruit. From anecdotal evidence at Premier Inn in Edinburgh customers will get poorer service and staff will have to work harder instead.
Pavlo Tychyna one of Europe’s greatest poets, remains relatively unknown outside Ukraine, yet this author like all great writers can enhance our understanding of the human condition
‘Justice Secretary must put right mess he made’, says former chair of parole board sacked over John Worboys controversy
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Hardwick gives Byline his reaction to a High Court ruling which found that his sacking over the John Worboys case by the Justice Secretary was “not acceptable” as it breached the latter’s duty to uphold judicial independence.
The ICO has levelled a £140,000 fine at a pregnancy and childcare website for illegally collecting and selling information for the purpose of political campaigning. The data was used by Experian Marketing Services in Labour’s targeting of new parents in the run up to the 2017 General Election.
A No Deal Brexit could leave nearly 500,000 expatriate Brits with frozen pensions like those living in Canada and Australia
The ratcheting up of a No Deal Brexit scenario could leave 500,000 Brit expat pensioners losing their annual up rating and end up like ex pat pensioners living in increasingly poverty stricken circumstances in Australia and Canada.
Russia carries out a non-traditional war against the West. The West replies with oblivion, denial and confusion. The US and EU need to acknowledge that it is a hybrid war, not “meddling,” learn the Kremlin mentality and methodology and develop a new way of thinking and a strategy.
Russian soft power has led to the west having a distorted view of Ukraine’s history and its literature…
One of the best poets in any language, a boozy bard who wrote like Dylan Thomas on acid, is little known outside Ukraine. Read about him and stroll through a nocturnal Carpathian forest haunted by pagan Gods