In his biggest foreign speech since the election, David Cameron will today tell press and dignitaries in Singapore that British businesses and the property market must not become a safe haven for “plundered or laundered cash”.
Pressure is building on the Conservatives to return donations from Asil Nadir, after the fugitive tycoon was sentenced to a ten year stretch for stealing £29 million. As Scrapbook revealed on Tuesday, the donations to the party are now worth at least £860,000. The Tories are now being targeted by creditors of Nadir’s Polly Peck […]
The conviction of fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir on three counts of theft yesterday won’t have gone down well in CCHQ. This isn’t just because Tory police commissioner candidate Michael Mates attempted to interfere with investigation into Nadir, but because party officials promised to return hundreds of thousands of pounds in donations if he was convicted. Over […]
With disgraced tycoon and fugitive Asil Nadir convicted at the Old Bailey of three counts of theft this afternoon, let’s spare a thought for former Conservative MP Michael Mates, who lost his job in John Major’s government over his links to Nadir. Nadir’s Polly Peck business empire collapsed in 1990 after he allegedly transferred £200m […]