How can an MP avoid declaring an interest before their particularly ill-tempered debate interventions on behalf of the tobacco industry? When they’ve given those free hospitality tickets to a member of their staff! Parliamentary registers reveal corporate tickets to Kings of Leon and Girls Aloud, receptions and a dinner and viewings at the Royal Academy were given to one […]

The Liberal Democrats have backed the so-called ‘crack cocaine’ of high street gambling, fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) which allow players to bet £100 per spin every 20 seconds — that’s £18,000 per hour. The vote on the obscure secondary legislation took place quietly in Committee Room 9 earlier today — despite promises from senior Lib Dems […]