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High Court denies public’s right to information on Tory leadership selection

5 December 2023
giles whittell
  • The US Supreme Court heard arguments for and against a $6 billion Purdue Pharma settlement that shields the Sackler family from civil lawsuits over Oxycontin.
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  • The UK’s only pandas returned to China after a 12-year loan to Edinburgh Zoo.

The Conservative Party is a private members’ club that does not need to provide any information to the public about the membership that elects the party leader and prime minister or how the election is run, the High Court has ruled.

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