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Brown’s Fixer Explains How It’s Done:
Jon Mendelsohn and the Secret Tape

Greg Palast 

Boasted £11 million donated by Tesco cut tax bill by £20 million.

It was a stunning admission. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s crony explained to the U.S. businessman, in evil detail, exactly how the fix is done in Britain.

Unfortunately, for Jon Mendelsohn and his partners, the “businessman” was, in fact, an undercover reporter for The Observer of London. …more

George and Tony Get their al-Qaeda Fix

Greg Palast 

The tooth fairy, Santa Clause, WorldCom profits, the Easter Bunny, al-Qaeda.

The cruel, evil jerks who blew up the London subway last week, despite appropriating al-Qaeda’s name for their website and T-shirts, have about as much to do with al-Qaeda as a Beatles tribute band has to do with the Fab Four. …more

Nose Hair and Hunter S Thompson

Greg Palast 

Greg Palast on HST

It was Princess Di’s photographer who told me to shave the hair on top of my nose. That was when I was famous, famous for a whole week. I was famous only in England, an island off the coast of Ireland, but it was fame nonetheless. The entire front page of the Mirror, a London tabloid newspaper, was splashed with a ghastly photo of my head (hair on nose, not on head), an attack on my investigation of Tony Blair. …more

Britain for Sale

Greg Palast 

LOBBYIST JON MENDELSOHN HAS BEEN RENTING HIS INFLUENCE WITH GORDON BROWN FOR A DECADE
From The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

ON THE first Wednesday of July 1998, on the floor of the House of Commons, Britain’s prime minister rose to defend himself. According to the news reports, for the first time since his election the year before, Tony Blair’s hands were shaking. The PM denounced the American reporter whose exposé of wholesale corruption in his cabinet “had not one shred of evidence”. Meanwhile, Blair’s press spokesman, a former pornographer named Alastair Campbell, grabbed every newsman he could find in the hallway to whisper that they should not trust a “man in a hat”, while Peter Mandelson, known as Prince of Darkness, and the power behind the power of the prime minister, hissed a warning about “the man with an agenda”. …more

‘You’ll get skinned alive’: When Tony met Enron

Greg Palast 

When Tony met Enron I was there to witness love at first sight. New Labour was warned about Enron and its number crunchers, Arthur Andersen, after the office of Jack Cunningham, then Tony Blair's Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, rang me in New York at 5am on 21 September 1995. ...more

Kissing the Censor’s Whip

Greg Palast 

Britain's two leading editors and a reporter face jail for printing
a story embarrassing the government - but objections to this assault on freedom
of the press were slow and timid. ...more

Blair’s American Daze

Greg Palast 

The oil revolt revealed his disdain for old Britain and an almost erotic envy of Clinton - a hero he totally misunderstands. ...more