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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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