There are holders of high public office and high positions in companies and other organisations who have behaved unethically, even outrageously, in ways which make it appear likely that they have been motivated by desires to help cronies. 
Cronyism is probably very common worldwide. 
The purpose of cronies.org.uk is to give people reliable information about harm probably caused by cronyism, to enable them to better protect themselves from it and to combat it, especially at the ballot box and by using their powers as customers and investors.
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 Cronyism is defined thus:
Willingness to commit unethical acts and/or omissions for the benefit of one or more others, motivated by hope of one or more favours in return and/or by misguided loyalty. 

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The Former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Tony Blair, Lord Irvine, Several other Politicians, Several Judges and the Law against "Scandalising the Court"
Last updated 16 January 2015
A Retired Doctor, the Roman Catholic Church and the Newsquest Media Group
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Triodos Bank NV
Last updated 17 June 2016

McDonald's and the RSPCA
Last updated 4 July 2014 
Addendum re: Halal and Kosher Meat
Last updated 13 September 2011 
The Previous Archbishop of Canterbury, the RSPCA, the University of Cambridge, the Present Archbishop of Canterbury, Mr Richard Howitt MEP etc
Last updated 9 December 2013
The Skipton Building Society
Last updated 25 October 2011
The Legal System in Eire 
Last updated 11 June 2021
The debates over "Brexit" may have prompted the Labour Party to defend British traditions.

Last updated 24 September 2020

The Case of Julian Assange

Last updated 26 September 2020
 
Hello, hello, hello.  What's happened to the police website?

Last updated 4 June 2021

Free Financial Advice

Last updated 21 August 2021


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