They have publicly humiliated former business titans from Rupert Murdoch to Bob Diamond, forced Starbucks to cough up £10m in tax and made villains of some of the world’s best-known brands. But corporate Britain is fighting back against Parliament’s newly invigorated inquisitorial committees by hiring highly paid specialist consultants to prepare executives for grillings by MPs.
Commons Home Affairs Select Committee
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Tuesday 04 June 2013
Scotland Yard is closely watching radical cleric Anjem Choudary to see if his proclamations break the law, one of the force's most senior officers told MPs today.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Three of the internet's most profitable companies have pledged “paltry” amounts to child protection bodies, despite their continued verbal support.
Friday 17 May 2013
The use of dead children's identities by Scotland Yard undercover police officers was “common practice”, a chief constable investigating the matter has found.
Yewtree police set aside £240,000 to hire ex-officers as private detectors to deal with flood of Jimmy Savile allegations
Friday 10 May 2013
Police “struggling to cope” with a flood of allegations resulting from the Jimmy Savile scandal have set aside £240,000 to hire former policeman as private detectives, it has been revealed.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Nearly a third of the 274 officers and staff were allowed to quit before conclusion of hearings despite serious allegations
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Between 23,000 and 35,000 Romanians and Bulgarians could seek work in Britain next year after access restrictions are lifted, ambassadors from the two countries have told MPs.
Thursday 11 April 2013
Scotland Yard's inquiry in to the "Plebgate" row, which led to Andrew Mitchell resigning as chief whip, has cost an estimated £144,000 so far.
Monday 25 March 2013
An influential group of MPs launched a scathing attack against the head of Britain's tax office today for her “catastrophic leadership failure” when she was in charge of the country's border controls.
Theresa May orders study into drug decriminalisation in Portugal and US to assess impact on use and addiction
Thursday 07 March 2013
Home Office minister will visit Portugal where criminal penalties for drug possession were scrapped in 2001
Practice of undercover officers using names of dead children 'was more widespread than first suspected'
Wednesday 06 February 2013
The practice of undercover officers using the names of dead children to infiltrate protest groups was more widespread than first suspected, a senior Scotland Yard officer conceded yesterday.
Friday 01 February 2013
A female police officer tasked with protecting Government officials was today arrested over alleged leaks to the press about the so-called “plebgate affair”.
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