Inside Track #15 with David Condon & Jason Kennedy – LISTEN NOW!

First broadcast May 4th, 2017, Inside Track #15 is now available for listening in the Mixcloud player below. This show included a reference to the Mugwumps of Naked Lunch.

William Burroughs on the set of Naked Lunch

HSBC/Conservative Party: We spent considerable time on this story concerning apparent laundering of HSBC donations to the Conservative Party. This is a good explainer.

Simon Danczuk: Here’s how Danczuk’s ‘business‘ left the taxman and its creditors dangling.

Theresa May: The New Statesman rounds up five occasions that the Prime Minister has dodged contact with the public on the campaign trail.

Inside Track #11 with David Condon & Jason Kennedy – LISTEN NOW!

First broadcast Apr 6, 2017, Inside Track #11 is available for listening in the Mixcloud player below.

Gibraltar

Topics discussed include:

Gibraltar: NPR report on Gibraltar’s rebranding of itself as ‘low-tax’, rather than a tax haven, and the colony’s links to the law firm at the centre of The Panama Papers.

HSBC: Nicholas Wilson, aka Mr Ethical, has waged a long campaign, at great personal cost, against HSBC. On his blog, he identifies the ‘corporate Panopticon‘ that HSBC uses to shield its wrongdoing from both criminal accountability and public notice.

Mississippi prisons: We opened the show by discussing the historical development of the Mississippi prison system, and how little things have changed more than a century later. Counties bemoan state ‘theft‘ of their prisoners, while commissaries price-gouge prisoners’ families.