21 Articles by:

Solomon Hughes

Solomon Hughes has been writing about corporate influence in politics for twenty years, mostly for Private Eye. He also has a weekly column in the Morning Star.

The Department for Deloitte

Tory peer James Bethell once helped Deloitte get government contracts as a private lobbyist. Now, as a health minister, he has overseen a test and trace system which employs 1,127 of their consultants.

Government by Landlord

Boris Johnson’s government is dominated by landlords, many of whom own multiple properties and make a fortune from rent. It isn’t a fluke that they support policies which harm tenants – it’s class politics.

The Tory Tax Cut Scam

In pledging to freeze corporation tax cuts, Boris Johnson has exposed a decade of Tory arguments that cutting taxes would increase revenue to be little more than a propaganda exercise for the super-rich.

The Tories’ War on the NHS

The Tories have despised the public ethos of the NHS since it was founded. In power, they have privatised its services any chance they could – often making handsome profits in the process.

The Tories’ Lobbying Bonanza

This week’s Tory Party conference featured a perp walk of corporate ghouls – from public service privatisers to gig economy scammers and arms industry lobbyists – rubbing shoulders with government ministers.