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Union wants political probe over short-selling

Donors to Britain’s political parties should be scrutinised more closely, a union leader says, after a major Tory party donor was linked to short-selling shares in Bradford and Bingley (B&B). Yesterday’s Guardian newspaper said Michael Hintze had given £665,000 to the Tories since David Cameron had become leader and that his company, CQS Management, engaged… Read more »

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Party spending plans condemned
Party spending plans condemned

Government plans to halt the ‘arms race’ in spending between the two main parties have been challenged by the Electoral Commission. Jack Straw, justice secretary, wants a cap on funding during election campaigns, but Peter Wardle, head of the commission says he has “grave reservations” about the government’s course of action. A Commission spokesperson said:… Read more »