‘Too hot’ report on police leaks to media was buried as Leveson Inquiry ignored Met’s bombshell intelligence report

Bombshell file on Met links to News International was dismissed by Leveson Inquiry – classified 2006 document alleged senior officer passed secret information on Met chief’s decisions to the ‘News of the World’ Tom Harper Sunday, 19 January 2014 The Leveson Inquiry dismissed a police intelligence report that detailed an apparently corrupt relationship between a…

Should the Big Six be nationalised? In 4 years they increased their average profit per household more than ten-fold

It’s an unthinkable idea. It bucks the Thatcherite consensus. The markets would hate it. And yet … Tom Bawden Tuesday, 3 December 2013 When Ofgem head Andrew Wright identified a “deep mistrust of anything the energy  companies do or say” last week, the chief  executive of Britain’s gas and electricity  regulator wasn’t exaggerating. After four…

UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) was aware of illegal hacking activity by the wealthy for six years and did nothing. Project Riverside

Media phone-hacking? Tip of the iceberg, says leaked police report Thought the NotW was bad… check out the lawyers, insurers By John Leyden Posted in Security, 24th June 2013 15:58 GMT Agentless Backup is Not a Myth A suppressed report from “Britain’s FBI” has revealed that the rich, insurance companies, law firms and telecoms companies hired…

It pays to use slave labour, says watchdog

Gangmasters Licensing Authority is dismayed at tiny fines levied on unscrupulous employers Emily Dugan Sunday, 23 June 2013 Sentences for criminal bosses who use forced labour are “unduly lenient” and do not deter modern slavery, the head of Britain’s worker exploitation watchdog believes. Sentences for criminal bosses who use forced labour are “unduly lenient” and…

Sex for tuition fees anyone? Students being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover cost of studies, in exchange for having sex with strangers

Undercover investigation reveals shocking ‘sponsorship’ deals being offered to cash-strapped students Charlotte Philby, Jonathan Brown Wednesday, 28 November 2012 Students are being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover their university studies in exchange for having sex with a stranger, an undercover investigation by The Independent has revealed. The website SponsorAScholar.co.uk claims to have…

Swiss prosecutors say death of Russian whistle blower will not derail huge fraud investigation

  Alexander Perepilichnyy, a 44-year-old businessman who left Russia three years ago, was found dead outside his luxury mansion on an exclusive private estate in Surrey two weeks ago   Jerome Taylor Wednesday, 28 November 2012 Prosecutors in Switzerland say the sudden death of a Russian whistle blower who was helping them uncover a money…

Scientists urge ministers: tell truth on ‘over-hyped’ flu vaccine

  Jeremy Laurance Wednesday, 21 November 2012 The flu vaccine given to millions of people each year in Britain is “over-promoted” and “over-hyped” and the protection it offers against the seasonal illness has been exaggerated, scientists claim. Flu causes thousands of deaths, mainly among the elderly, in the UK each year but the vaccine is…

Hi-tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

High–definition CCTV cameras that can identify and track faces from half–a–mile away could turn Britain into a Big Brother society if left unregulated, the first surveillance commissioner has warned. CCTV Photo: ALAMY By Telegraph reporters 7:08AM BST 03 Oct 2012 Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation. It is so…