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Plastic Patriots

23/02/2021

Plastic Patriots

Ineos, the controversial chemicals giant that turns fracked gas to plastics, trumpeted its return to the UK. Its billionaire owner, Jim Ratcliffe, appears to be less patriotic about his taxes

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Revealed: Northern Ireland officials used dodgy numbers to secure biogas bonanza

04/12/2020

Revealed: Northern Ireland officials used dodgy numbers to secure biogas bonanza

Documents obtained by SourceMaterial show how a tiny tweak in a ministry submission to Brussels unlocked hundreds of millions in subsidies

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Brexit trade adviser’s lobbying ties raise fresh conflict of interest questions

17/09/2020

Brexit trade adviser’s lobbying ties raise fresh conflict of interest questions

Shanker Singham reappointed to key British trade commission as documents show advisory company lobbied Biden allies for post-Brexit trade deal

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Brexit Party candidate spread propaganda for Balkan warlord and was ‘bugged by MI6’

21/05/2019

Brexit Party candidate spread propaganda for Balkan warlord and was ‘bugged by MI6’

John Kennedy, a former Tory now standing on a list headed by Farage, was monitored by security services for his work with Radovan Karadzic

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Ural Properties: The company Arron Banks doesn’t want you to know about

06/12/2018

Ural Properties: The company Arron Banks doesn’t want you to know about

Brexit backer sought to conceal details of flats overlooking Portsmouth Harbour

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Did the DUP accept “dark money” for Brexit?

24/07/2018

Did the DUP accept “dark money” for Brexit?

Did the DUP accept "dark money" for Brexit?

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Brexit’s offshore secrets

12/04/2018

Brexit’s offshore secrets

In 2015 Arron Banks's insurance business was bailed out. The source of the rescue money is unclear - but a group of accountants who specialise in offshore 'wealth preservation' may hold the key

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Not everyone agrees with Arron Banks about the value of his diamond mines

29/03/2018

Not everyone agrees with Arron Banks about the value of his diamond mines

The ‘bad boy’ who bankrolled Brexit says he’s struck it lucky in Africa. But do his claims of a ‘significant find’ stand up

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