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 […]

Amid feverish speculation on the final outcome, Betfair have suspended their market on Labour’s leadership contest. This is an odd move. Unlike bookies such as Ladbrokes, with Betfair’s betting exchange model the company are not exposed to losses and simply hoover up commission. There would be plenty of money to be made here. Do their experts […]