It was supposed to be a report on the policymaking role of government special advisers — but wonking former Vince Cable SpAd turned FT leader writer Giles Wilkes can’t help laying into Number 10’s attempts to trample on workers’ rights at the behest of a Tory donor. His inside account of the Beecroft Report will not make pleasant reading […]

A so-called “Premier League” Conservative Party donor was put in charge of a major policy review. Adrian Beecroft, who has given more than half a million pounds to the Tories, developed proposals on employment law which were then imposed on Vince Cable against his wishes. Such clear links between money and the policy making process sink one […]