UK’s complacency in torture an “ugly, ugly moment in our country’s history”

During the detainee mistreatment and rendition debate, John Penrose said: The Minister has rightly pointed out the unprecedented and extremely difficult position that many UK security operatives were in at the time, but the fact remains that clearly some terrible things were done. The ISCreport says: “the UK tolerated actions, and took others,…

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Daily Mail: Ministers are urged to hammer ‘Putin crony’ Russian oligarchs with tough sanctions

The UK government’s long-awaited Magnitsky legislation getting Royal Assent Law will allow sanctions to be imposed on those linked to human rights abuses  Campaigners and MPs want ministers to make immediate use of the new powers Ministers are facing demands to hammer Russian oligarchs with tough sanctions today as the…

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John tells The Sun: “We must get tougher on oligarchs, kleptocrats & organised criminals”

RUSSIAN oligarchs are flooding London with “dirty money” – and ministers are failing to stop them, a new report warns today. A powerful Commons committee said it was “business as usual” for wealthy Russians despite Vladimir Putin’s increasing global meddling. As much as £100billion of Russian cash has poured in…

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