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    1. July 28, 2014

      Property tycoon Sir David Garrard gives £500,000 to Labour party

      Labour has received one of its biggest private donations under Ed Miliband’s leadership with property tycoon Sir David...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2011

      Mariano Rajoy – Europe’s quarterback

      Europeans tend not to understand American football, not least because the ‘ball’ seems to rarely make contact with the...

    1. Westminster Blog

      March 9, 2011

      Labour and its loans from seven millionaires

      I revealed last summer that Labour had failed to persuade seven millionaires – who had lent it large amounts of money ahead...

    2. March 20, 2010

      Debt of £9m hangs over Labour

      Labour will have to pay about £3m in interest over the next parliament to some of the millionaires who bankrolled the...

    3. March 19, 2010

      Debt of £9m hangs over Labour

      Labour will have to pay about £3m in interest over the next parliament to some of the millionaires who bankrolled the...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2009

      #2 - ALG

      The second entry in the popular FT Alphaville Guide to Non-executive Directors Who Appear to have Nodded Off. The American...

    5. August 13, 2008

      Labour secures delay on repaying £9m

      Labour has won valuable breathing space by cutting a deal with the millionaires who bankrolled the last general election...

    6. August 13, 2008

      Labour secures delay on repaying £9m

      Labour has won valuable breathing space by cutting a deal with the millionaires who bankrolled the last general election...

    7. June 28, 2008

      Chief fundraiser struggles with party loans

      Labour is struggling to reach a single deal with 11 wealthy businessmen to postpone repayment of up to £14m ($28m) of loans,...

    8. June 28, 2008

      Chief fundraiser struggles to defer party loans

      Labour is struggling to reach a single deal with 11 wealthy businessmento postpone repayment of up to £14m of loans, due in...

    9. May 8, 2008

      Labour in talks to delay paying off £10m loans

      Labour is in emergency talks to renegotiate more than £10m in loans from wealthy businessmen to prevent itself running out...

    10. May 7, 2008

      Labour seeks £10m loans delay

      Labour is in emergency talks to renegotiate more than £10m of loans from wealthy businessmen to prevent itself running out...

    11. August 12, 2007

      ALG defies market jitters for its Aim debut

      A property development group run by Malcolm Wright and backed by Sir David Garrard is poised to make its debut on Aim on...

    12. July 23, 2007

      Labour lender tells of ‘cash for honours’ risk

      Another of the Labour lenders caught up in the “cash for honours” affair has hit out at the protracted inquiry and media...

    13. July 23, 2007

      Labour lender tells of 'cash for honours' philanthropy risk

      Another of the Labour lenders caught up in the "cash for honours" affair has hit out at the protracted inquiry and media...

    14. July 20, 2007

      Recrimination in the air at end of honours saga

      It has been one of the most high profile and contentious police investigations of modern times. Never before has a sitting...

    15. June 29, 2007

      Blair is quizzed again in honours inquiry

      Tony Blair has been questioned for a third time by police investigating cash-for-honours allegations, it emerged yesterday....

    16. April 21, 2007

      Blair looks to be in clear in honours probe

      Tony Blair looks almost certain to escape prosecution in the "cash for peerages" affair after being cleared by police of any...

    17. April 21, 2007

      Troubled times: from £14m in loans to 136 people interviewed by police

      Spring/summer 2005 Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from 12 wealthy business backers to fight the election. Autumn 2005...

    18. April 14, 2007

      Activists claim victory in academy battle

      Leftwing activists occupying the site of a proposed city academy near Wembley stadium claimed victory last night over a...

    19. March 9, 2007

      Blow to International Baccalaureate drive

      Tony Blair’s drive to see the International Baccalaureate offered in more state schools has suffered a setback, with one of...

    20. December 18, 2006

      Police likely to quiz Levy for third time

      Scotland Yard is preparing to enter the final stages of its inquiry into the "cash for peerages" affair, with expectations...

    21. December 15, 2006

      LOANS, PEERAGES AND AN INVESTIGATION

      Spring/summer 2005Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from 12 business backers to fight the election Autumn 2005Four of...

    22. December 15, 2006

      A sitting PM questioned for first time

      The police interview yesterday was the first time a sitting prime minister had been questioned in a corruption inquiry,...

    23. December 14, 2006

      Timeline: How the honours affair unfolded

      Spring/summer 2005: Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from twelve wealthy business backers to fight the election. Autumn...

    24. November 18, 2006

      Probe focuses on Blair's dealings with four backers

      Police investigating cash-for-peerages allegations against Tony Blair have sharply narrowed the focus of their inquiry to...

    25. September 30, 2006

      Police to submit report into cash-for-peerages claims by end of October

      Detectives investigating the "cash-for-peerages" allegations against Tony Blair's government plan to submit a final report...

    26. August 3, 2006

      Minerva set for Young's victory

      Minerva, the property group, is set to emerge as the surprise winner of the auction for Young's historic brewery in...

    27. July 28, 2006

      Pupil palaces unfit for purpose

      For the millionaire sponsors of the government's troubled city academy programme it was not so much "must try harder" in...

    28. July 27, 2006

      The Way We Live Now

      Pupil palaces unfit for purpose For the millionaire sponsors of the government’s troubled city academy programme it was not...

    29. July 21, 2006

      Hot seat for Whitehead

      The chairmanship of Minerva, one of the hottest seats in the property industry, is to be taken by Oliver Whitehead, who is...

    30. July 15, 2006

      Labour close to selling HQ after record £27m debt

      Tony Blair is to be told next week that the Labour party is a record £27m in debt and that it will take years to pay off...

    31. May 19, 2006

      Departing Minerva chairman sells off his shares

      Andrew Rosenfeld, the controversial chairman of Minerva, the property developer, has sold his last shares in the group for...

    32. April 25, 2006

      SIR DAVID GARRARD

      SIR DAVID GARRARDThe former property group chairman has spent £2.7m on sponsoring the Bexley Business Academy, which opened...

    33. April 20, 2006

      Rosenfeld quits Minerva after loans row

      Andrew Rosenfeld, chairman of Minerva, the property company, yesterday became the second public company director named in...

    34. April 16, 2006

      Labour defends use of peerage rewards

      Labour defended its use of peerages to reward donors to Tony Blair’s flagship education policy in a move on Sunday that...

    35. April 11, 2006

      New life peers include Dome troubleshooter

      David James, the corporate troubleshooter brought into save the Millennium Dome from financial collapse, and Denise...

    36. April 8, 2006

      Minerva's plans for City skyscraper likely to be shelved

      Plans for one of the tallest towers ever built in the City of London are likely to be quietly shelved by developer Minerva....

    37. March 28, 2006

      MPs postpone peerages probe

      A Commons committee decided yesterday to delay questioning three wealthy businessmen nominated for peerages after lending...

    38. March 28, 2006

      Minerva misses out

      The property industry is walking on air at the moment, buoyed by positive news on government plans for Reits (real estate...

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