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Britain’s Casino Councils: Conflicts of interest at the heart of local government

It’s no secret that councils and local authorities are pushed to the brink. But what if it’s not just the austerity drive that has compromised our councils? Predatory finance deals and dubious middle men have locked local councils into extortionate loan deals – siphoning money from our vital services into the pockets of the big banks and their brokers. Ross Ashcroft is joined by journalist and campaigner Joel Benjamin and the former trader at Barclays Capital Rob Carver to shine a light on the murky world of private banks lending significant sums to public councils.

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