It has been a very busy month of October with the press really shining the spotlight on possible corruption with some of the major players in the sphere of the Aquind Interconnector project. The release of the Pandora Papers has also uncovered some very interesting revelations too. Read some of the stories below:
Quarter of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet took Russia-linked cash as Tories head to Conference – The Mirror
Tory coffers have been swelled by £2 million from donors with Russian links since Boris Johnson became PM – and a quarter of ministers attending cabinet have benefited from cash from just three well-connected sources
Pandora Papers: Businessman linked to Tory donations made millions from alleged fraud – The BBC
A businessman whose companies have backed 34 Tory MPs made millions from an allegedly corrupt Russian pipeline deal, leaked files show.
Russian tycoon’s link to alleged corruption in leaked files raises questions for Tory ministers – The Guardian
Leak sheds light on past offshore structure used by Viktor Fedotov, whose UK firm is seeking approval for huge UK infrastructure project.
Viktor Fedotov, Aquind and Alexander Temerko, and Semyon Vainshtok respond – The Guardian
Subjects of Guardian Pandora papers investigation respond to allegations.
Kwasi Kwarteng accused of misleading claims over power cable project – The Guardian
Letter from 2019 reveals business secretary supported £1.2bn project linked to Conservative donor.
Firm Behind Channel Cable Project is Owned by Former Soviet Oil Men & is Generous Conservative Donor – Byline Times
The Aquind Interconnector project could be ‘dangerous’ and ‘completely against the national interest’ a Conservative minister has warned.
Embezzlement Allegations Cast Shadow OVER AQUIND ENERGY PROJECT – Byline Times
As Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is due to make his decision on the controversial subsea power interconnector, Patrick Elliot looks at the possible roads ahead.