Our political system is easily influenced by wealthy donors or hostile powers. The government seems unwilling to defend it
The recent Russia report paints a grim picture of British democracy. Kremlin disinformation targeting our elections, a London laundromat cleaning dirty money, Russian elites buying their way into the British establishment.
Related: The Russia report points to wilful negligence by the British government | Dominic Grieve
Peter Geoghegan’s latest book Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics is published 6 August by Head of Zeus