Now allegations of widespread doping in world athletics have turned out to be entirely true — and then some — IAAF president Seb Coe is probably hoping everybody forgets that just three months ago, the Tory peer was dismissing the accusations as “so-called experts” using “so-called information” to make “elevated”, “one-off” and “wide of […]

A Tory MP has launched a scathing attack on George Osborne and the treasury, accusing the government of failing to listen and having “total incomprehension” of the business world. Brian Binley, who made his fortune in IT services, lambasted the treasury for ploughing on with failing monetary policies. In an interview with the website, Binley […]

Historic claims made by Starbucks executives in little-scrutinised briefings to analysts and shareholders laid the way for the company to be slammed in a report by MPs today. The multinational is accused by the Public Accounts Committee of conniving to avoid corporation tax by pretending to be unprofitable in the UK — ‘exporting’ the real profits to […]

Today, Boris Johnson, leapt to the defense of the bankers at the annual conference of the business lobbying organisation, CBI. Along with the rest of the political elite, Boris cropped up at the conference to do a bit of subtle soft-soaping. But in what can only be described as an obvious attempt to cosy up to […]

A senior Sun editorial source has feigned that the paper’s staff were not aware that former editor Rebekah Brooks was given a whopping £7 million following her resignation from News International — while simultaneously pouring scorn on the BBC for George Entwistle’s payoff. Brooks’ £7m golden goodbye towers over Entwistle’s £450k. But despite this, The Sun have published no less than 19 scathing articles […]

A4e, the back-to-work company at the centre of a number of fraud allegations, has been rebuked by the Advertising Standards Agency for using language in an advert which may have caused people to believe it was not-for-profit — despite operating profits of nearly £16million last year. The offending advert on the company’s website, claimed that it […]

The owner of bus company Stagecoach has threatened to “take poison” rather than let councils in Tyne and Wear alter bus routes. Greedy Brian Souter made the bizarre claim despite his firm trousering a share of the whopping £62m in public subsidies doled out to private operators in the region. Controversially knighted in 2011, Souter famously led the campaign to retain Section 28, […]

Promised £1m for kids judo ‘to win Olympics contract’ 750 places per year, but average 12 participated Hundreds of G4S judo suits remained unused in storage Security firm G4S have been accused of failing to deliver on a programme which they claimed would provide £1 million in funding for youth judo, Political Scrapbook can reveal. With their […]