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Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott has finally given the lie to the idea that the upper house is full of dusty old men confused by the modern world. Apparently, he’s been on wikileaks and Twitter, reading all about Barclays’ tax affairs. And he’s used his parliamentary privilege to tell us all about it.
Attempts by Barclays to shut down discussion of its practices have backfired and exposed the attitudes that contributed to the financial crisis, writes Padraig Reidy
The Guardian has lost a high court challenge to lift an emergency gagging order imposed on the publication of Barclays bank documents alleged to detail huge tax avoidance schemes.