Impeachment Advocates Beware: Trump Holds a Trump Card: The Power to Pardon Counterpunch
The Guardian takes a look behind the scenes as fact-checkers, economists and statisticians try to prevent misinformation from going viral in the UK general election.
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall The Kremlin Stooge. what a great blog name…
Why Whistleblowers Get Paid in the U.S. but Not in Britain (and Australia ) Bloomberg
The independence of parliament is being undermined by executive control over budgeting, and even performance requirements. Victoria, the most extreme example, treats parliament as a government department, a parliamentary paper argues. Parliamentary independence around Australia is under threat as governments retain the power to decide how much funding to allocate to the bodies charged with their oversight, according to a paper recently published by the Victorian Parliamentary Library.
Victoria, however, has seen the strongest “executive creep”, it argues, with parliament treated as a “government department” by the Treasury, told to meet performance requirements and report to the executive on expenditure.
“This imbalance must be reversed if the separation of powers is to perform its constitutional role, and Victoria is to avoid Parliament becoming a flawed branch of democracy,” warns the research paper.
Victoria: Executive creep’ threatening parliamentary independence
America’s CEOs fall out of love with Trump Politico
The Legacy of Vladimir Lenin Jacobin. Interview with Tariq Ali, about his new Lenin book
DI ARABIA LAVISHES CONSERVATIVE U.K. OFFICIALS WITH GIFTS, TRAVEL, AND PLUM CONSULTANCIES The Intercept
Reporters on the science fact-checking beat had to deal with fake news even before there was a name for it. On June 16 at Poynter, the SciFacts workshop will look at the best ways to navigate false claims, misleading press releases and dubious findings
Donald Trump’s Triumph of Stupidity Der Spiegel
Bahamas set to sign OECD taxpayer data sharing convention:
One of Trump's Favorite Companies May Owe the I.R.S. Billions
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- Holding Governments to Ransom: Macquarie Group reportedly mulling offshore move from Australia to avoid bank tax
- These are the Queen's strange privileges that you never knew about
- IT problem with HMRC's free corporation tax returns service
- Och-Ziff Judge Wants Everybody in Bribery to Be Accountable
- MEPs vote to reduce VAT on ebooks to match printed rates
- The Tories promise 'tougher regulation' of tax avoidance – but why should we believe them?
- Super-rich evade on average nearly third of their due tax
- David Beckham and other celebrities lose £700m tax case