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Blogs & articles

  • Emails reveal Glasgow University academics' close links to fracking industry +

    New emails uncovered by Spinwatch cast doubt over Glasgow University’s close relationship with the shale gas industry writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • Lobbying looms over Theresa May’s government. She must tackle it now +

    William Hague advising a US lobbying firm is no surprise. Only an effective register can reveal the true reach of the industry that bedevilled David Cameron writes Tamasin Cave in the Guardian today. Read More
  • NGOs launch petition for tougher rules to block ex-commissioners’ revolving door +

    Big business is gaining inside-knowledge, vital contacts and ever more powerful influence by hiring former Commission presidents such as Jorge Barroso and other top officials or MEPs. ALTER-EU and WeMove.EU are calling for tougher new rules to stop the EU revolving door spinning. Read More
  • Chemical giant Ineos plans 30 frack wells in UK within months +

    It will become a defining battle of our times. A Brexit-supporting billionaire, who until recently lived as a tax-exile in Switzerland, versus the people of Britain. And the battle will be over fracking writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • Barroso and Goldman Sachs - a dangerous liaison +

    The news that former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso will become non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs did not come as a surprise writes Vicky Cann. Read More
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