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Thursday 23 May 2019

BREXIT – The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTMxfAkxfQ0&feature=youtu.be *VIDEO* Time to join forces across party lines and fight the most significant battle of our generation. It’s not about the next ten months, or even...

Call for transparency of candidates, councillors and public officers

My letter to the Derby Telegraph - 16th April 2015 I understand that Derbyshire County Council now insists that councillors declare membership of pressure groups, trade...

Lessons from the past – Jimmy Reid

Jimmy Reid, leader of the Clyde shipbuilders' lock-in in the Seventies, was a distant cousin of mine. He was also one the finest orators...

Hidden! Derby City Council’s missing £millions

Derby City Council concealed the waste of up to £40 million of tax payers' money, lost through missed efficiency savings, unnecessary consultancy, and duplicated spend on information technology. Senior council members and...

Friar Gate Square’s hidden millions

Derby City Council paid over £3 million to Lowbridge (Derby) Ltd, the developer of the 'Copper Building' at One Friar Gate Square. A Derbyshire Independent analysis...

First year law student spots that student loans’ terms and conditions...

A first year law student has caused turmoil within the Student Loans Company (SLC), the body set up by government to oversee university loans...

“Fryer Gate” – University of Derby’s Missing Fire Escape

Exclusive story from the Derbyshire Independent: The University of Derby ignored warnings that it needed a fire escape in the six-storey 'Copper Building' at...

You’re nicked!

Even when modern technology is involved, there's no substitute for old fashioned 'coppering'. As a result of information passed to Avon and Somerset police by myself...

Police investigate election crime in Derby South

Derbyshire Constabulary has confirmed that it is investigating reports of election offences committed during the 2015 parliamentary election campaign. David Gale, British Independents' parliamentary candidate for...

Derby’s ‘Copper Building’ Money Trail

The Derbyshire Independent has secured legal documents, received from the Isle of Man companies registrar, that evidence that British Virgin Island (BVI) sourced offshore...