ANJEM Choudary has swapped cellmates for celebrities after being let out of prison. The hate preacher moved into a hostel in a swanky part of North London just minutes away from a host of stars. X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher and former Jam frontman Paul Weller are all now neighbours with the notorious extremist. His new abode is also close several top notch restaurants, including a Gordon Ramsay owned eatery. Locals have said they want the “troublemaking” ISIS sympathiser shifted from the posh area, The Daily Star reports. The hostel, opposite a lively boozer popular with indie rock stars, is also close to the home of actress Sienna Miller. He will remain there for the coming weeks but was allowed to leave at 5pm by himself and got into a Vauxhall Zafira people carrier. Choudary served less than half his 5-and-a-half year sentence for encouraging support for ISIS. The extremist, who helped to inspire the London Bridge attackers and Lee … [Read more...] about Dermot O’Leary, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller among a host of celeb neighbours of freed hate preacher Anjem Choudary
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UH oh. Looks like I’m about to get throttled by that grand old Tory battleaxe Ann Widdecombe. I don’t fancy that. Who would, etc. Widders has been standing up for our Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. Mr Hammond is the chap who resembles a member of the undead from a 1930s horror film. He is also by far the biggest impediment to Britain getting a decent deal out of Brexit from the Europeans. He has spent almost his entire time in office posting dire warnings about what will happen to our economy if we tell Michel Barnier and Co to get stuffed, and leave with no deal. Billions wiped off our GDP. Swarms of killer bees and locusts, that kind of thing. Predictions which are quickly discredited almost as soon as he utters them. Every time Hammond opens his slightly terrifying mouth, the European Union cheers. He is a gift to their negotiators. For Theresa May it must be like having a goalkeeper whose hobby is throwing the ball in the back of … [Read more...] about Our Hamm-fisted Chancellor is a gift to EU negotiations with his warnings
WONGA is on the brink of collapse after being inundated with compensations claims. Here's what we know about the situation the payday loan giant's current predicament. Will Wonga collapse? The company was kept afloat three weeks ago thanks to a £10million emergency cash injection from shareholders. But sources say it merely encouraged a new wave of compensation claims for alleged unfair debt collection practices. Wonga has been accused of targeting vulnerable customers and charging sky-high interest. Administrators are understood to be on stand-by to take over the loans giant if it is declared insolvent. Insiders say news of the lifeline only spurred fresh legal action from claims management companies who have been circling Wonga for years. What are the compensation claims? Four years ago, the city watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, ordered door step lenders like Wonga and Quick Quid to compensate borrowers who slipped into more debt as a result of irresponsible … [Read more...] about Will Wonga collapse, when was the payday loan company founded and what are the compensation claims?
By Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle Published 2:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Jeremy Wallace Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to community leaders on San Antonio's East Side. About a dozen people attended a meeting with Cruz at the Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach & Transition Center on Connelly Street. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to community leaders on San Antonio's East Side. About a dozen people attended a meeting with Cruz at the Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach & Transition Center on Connelly Street. Photo: Jeremy Wallace Ted Cruz defends payday lending during San Antonio stop 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Pressed by members of San Antonio’s black community to help fight payday lenders who abuse their community with high-interest loans, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz defends payday lending during San Antonio stop
One customer was a debt collector that threatened to jail people if they didn't pay back loans that they never took out. Another was an offshore gambling operation that hid bets behind innocuous-sounding websites, including one dedicated to orange cats. A third was a phone-sex business catering to men with diaper fetishes or fantasies of raping women. Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja made his fortune in online payment processing for a host of companies, providing a key conduit in e-commerce for "high risk" merchants by helping route customers' credit card purchases to banks. And recently Khawaja has shared that wealth in the form of multimillion-dollar political donations, first to Hillary Clinton and then to Donald Trump. But thousands of internal company documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal that Khawaja's company, Allied Wallet Inc., has profited from guiding dubious businesses past the gates of the banking system. The records, which include email conversations as well as business … [Read more...] about AP: Donor helping fraudsters, offshore bettors backs Trump