Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail
September 9, 2018

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud

The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments Continue reading

Ten years after the financial crash, the timid left should be full of regrets | Larry Elliott
September 6, 2018

Capitalisms near-death experience was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it, says the Guardians economics editor Larry Elliott

Placards are being prepared. Photo-opportunities are being organised. A list of demands is being drawn up by a coalition Continue reading

Breaking Bad to the Paradise Papers: all you need to know about money laundering
June 1, 2018

The art of hiding money from the taxman is under threat from laws demanding greater transparency

What is money laundering?
In British law, money laundering is defined as the process of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property.

It Continue reading

Russian ‘dirty money’ is damaging UK security, MPs say
May 28, 2018

Government must stop money laundering by kleptocrats and rights abusers, which is helping Putin subvert international rules

A powerful committee of MPs has warned that the government is putting national security at risk by allowing kleptocrats and human rights abusers Continue reading

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram
May 12, 2018

The long read: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown

The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted Continue reading