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Open Democracy

New analysis from Open Democracy shows how the Conservative party has become dependent on bankers and hedge fund tycoons, who are now responsible for almost 40% of all donations. The findings have sparked warnings from opposition MPs and transparency campaigners that Boris Johnson is reliant on "vested interests" who want to "drive the UK towards a Singapore-on-Thames-style model of light-touch regulation and low business taxes". (Read more here: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/tories-rake-in-11m-from-hedge-funds-and-finance-tycoons/)

The people who produce and consume the news are increasingly elites living in big cities. Why is this happening, what does it mean for democracy and what can we do about it? Join us for this free live discussion on 7 October at 6.30pm UK time - register via the Zoom link below.

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