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This is why there’s been so little media coverage of the Paradise Papers

The British mainstream media is refusing to cover the Paradise Papers because most of the avoiders own the newspapers, James O'Brien has claimed. Speaking on LBC today O'Brien launched a scathing attack on Telegraph owners David and Frederick Barclay, Daily Mail owner Jonathan Harmsworth and The Sun and The Times owner Rupert Murdoch for gagging the damning financial data leak. The Paradise Papers investigation showed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, but it has been largely...

Boris dubbed a f****** disgrace by Senior Conservative MP

Boris Johnson has been dubbed a "f****** disgrace" by a senior Conservative MP, according to Channel 4's political correspondent Michael Crick. The Foreign Secretary has once again found himself in hot water after a colossal blunder in the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case. The British mum is being held in an Iranian prison following accusations by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that she was plotting to overthrow the government. And she now may have her prison sentence extended thanks to a mistaken statement made by...

Senior EU officials now put chances of Brexit no-deal at over 50%

Senior EU officials are putting the chance of a Brexit no-deal at over 50 per cent and making detailed impact assessments about what it mean for the EU, sources in Brussels claim. Jonathan Lis, the deputy director at pressure group British Influence, has exposed the reality of Brexit negotiations in a scathing Twitter thread which shows Theresa May could retreat to the "comforting insanity of Redwood/Mogg Brexit utopia" rather than meet EU demands. If the PM continues to insist she can't...

Boris Johnson gaffe puts fate of British mum in Iranian jail at jeopardy

The husband of a British mum whose sentence in an Iranian prison may be extended due to a colossal blunder by Boris Johnson, has demanded action. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been languishing in a prison in Tehran since last April, since attempting to fly home to London after visiting family in Iran. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard have accused the 38 year old of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government - claims her husband Richard Ratcliffe denies as he campaigns from London...

Brit who was detained in Dubai faces losing his job after being placed on Interpol watch list

A Brit detained then released in Dubai for a rude hand gesture claims he could now lose his job - because the UAE secretly placed him on an Interpol watch list. IT expert Jamil Mukadam, 23, was held for five weeks for allegedly flicking his middle finger at a motorist who was tailgating him. Jamil of Leicester was released in October and returned to his UK Government job a few days later. But he says he has been told by...

Alien life ‘may be thriving on Saturn’s moon’

Alien life may be thriving in a warm, underground ocean on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, according to new research. Scientists say tidal forces could have kept the subterranean sea liquid for billions of years - enough time for organisms to have developed. The mysterious world has a very fragmented and porous rocky interior, ideal conditions for flowing water with the friction creating 10 gigawatts of heat. This amount of energy would light and heat more than 7 million homes -...

Former Tory Party Treasurer Ashcroft hides in toilet to avoid tax questions

This clip of one of the Conservative Party’s biggest bankrollers, former Tory Party Treasurer Lord Ashcroft being chased by intrepid Panorama reporter Richard Bilton across the Conservative Party conference floor until he hides in a toilet is going viral. While ordinary Brits pay their full taxes and government peers were under pressure to pay their proper share of taxes, leaked documents show that between 2000 and 2010, Lord Ashcroft received payments of £150 million from a Bermuda offshore trust. The...

Stunning pictures of Northern Lights bursting alive with colour

Bursting with colour in the night, these aren't fireworks but aurora lighting up the northern skies. These amazing pictures of the northern lights were taken by astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado in Greenland, Iceland and Finland. He said: "Auroras are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena that can be seen. Bursting with colour in the night, these aren't fireworks but aurora lighting up the northern skies. "They are global spectacles, in the sense that they can cover the whole visible...

Recent Studies Today Show Brexit Fears are Holding Back UK Investments

Fears of Britain's exit from the EU is introducing a worrying investment setback as companies and investors keep stalling on investment plans so as not to be caught up in the uncertainty that continues to loom over the economy since the referendum, studies have revealed. Firms, manufacturers, and both domestic and international investors are either pulling back or pressing the pause button on already laid out investment plans. Some businesses are holding back on planning at all until the uncertainties...

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