Economics is the social science that studies economic activity to gain an understanding of the processes that govern the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in an economy.

Cash-and-Carry Politics

An exhaustive study by Oxford academics has statistically proven the relationship between donations to parties and nominations for peerages.

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Cash-and-Carry Politics

Canvassing for Votes, one of a series of four wonderful paintings by William Hogarth about the corruption of parliamentary elections in the 18th century, depicts agents for the Tories and the Whigs flourishing banknotes at an innkeeper in an attempt to bribe him.

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Tax Theft
Where is the gold buried when crisis is looming and society begins to demand its share?  With eloquence and polite mutual support, the British business establishment elegantly winds its way out of society's demands of accountability and community, and vast amounts of money are diverted away from the state coffers through a net of confusing transactions, Caribbean tax havens and a shelter of bureaucracy. All wrapped up in the “Union Jack”.
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Politics & the Church

Church of England urges 'fresh moral vision' from politicians Politicians need to deliver a "fresh moral vision" ahead of the general election, the Church of England says.

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Deny wrongdoing

Both MPs deny any wrongdoing, as James Landale reports

Former Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind say they have broken no rules after being secretly filmed apparently offering their services to a private company for cash.
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