Intimidation, bullying or conflicts of interest are common practice among lobbyists, developers and local authorities involved in pushing through contentious projects such as the HS2 railway. Read More
A new study suggesting a Monsanto GM maize and the company's Roundup herbicide may pose serious health risks has been widely attacked. Jonathan Matthews examines the role of industry-linked scientists...…Read More
Voters want more accountability and open politics; ditching plans for lobbying transparency is to stick with the status quo and misread the public mood says Tamasin Cave. Read More
The repentant environmentalist: Part 3 +
In the final part of The Repentant Environmentalist, Jonathan Matthews looks at how the bogus PR packaging of Mark Lynas and his claims to have ditched ideology for hard science are part of a well established formula for attacking the environmental movement. 'For a lot…Read More
Anna Minton on Westbourne's response to Spinwatch report +
Lord James Bethell, MD of Westbourne Communications, has been issuing a slew of contradictory responses since Spinwatch contacted him about Westbourne’s now infamous HS2 “shit them up” comments, revealed in our new report about local lobbying and planning abuses. Read More
Gravely mistaken history +
'In the Name of the Republic', a recently screened two-parter on TV3 set out to shine light on a "dark shadow" of Ireland's history by searching for bodies 'disappeared' by the IRA in 1920-21. Niall Meehan wonders how it ever got off the drawing board. Read More
What is David Miliband's International Rescue Committee? +
The news that David Miliband is stepping down from Parliament to become President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has prompted a wave of reflection on the former foreign secretary's career. Tom Griffin looks behind the headlines at the IRC's past. Read More
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