Martin Williams: Parliament Ltd

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Last event: Thursday 13 October 2016 at 12pm
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Parliament Ltd by Martin Williams

Parliament Ltd: A Journey to the Dark Heart of British Politics by investigative journalist Martin Williams explores the way that politicians are financed and how they finance themselves and includes a multitude of revelations, such as:

– Westminster politicians run nearly 2,500 companies, but around 40% are undeclared
– Lead Brexit MP is a partner in a tax avoidance business for non-doms
– 99 politicians have corporate links to tax havens
– Tory MP spoke in Parliament about issues linked to the clients of his lobbying business
– Boris Johnson’s aide admits he only meets constituents in “emergencies”
– Lord Flight admits he acts as an “unpaid lobbyist” for his colleagues in the City
– Lib Dem peer claimed £9,000 expenses for a first-class flight from New York (just so he could make a 446 word speech in Parliament)
– MP lived in a swanky London hotel for nearly half the year, claiming £25,000 on expenses – but makes his staff crash in relatives’ spare rooms

About the author
Martin Williams work as a journalist has made front page news, including a Guardian article about politicians’ links to tax havens and a series of articles for Private Eye on the issues surrounding the Winterbourne View care home scandal. Martin co-presents a live comedy show called Investigations, with the comedian Josie Long, which combines investigative journalism with stand-up. Martin Williams will be on tour with Josie at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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Title: Parliament Ltd: A Journey to the Dark Heart of British Politics
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