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‘Fantastically corrupt’ comment: Britain is world’s ‘big corruption problem’ – Transparency International

‘Fantastically corrupt’ comment: Britain is world’s ‘big corruption problem’ – Transparency International

Following comments made by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “fantastically corrupt” countries, global anti-corruption group, Transparency International, TI has revealed that the United Kingdom, UK, was actually the country that is “a big part of the world’s corruption problem.”

TI’s Managing Director, Cobus de Swardt, in a response on Tuesday to the widely circulated video which caught Cameron making the statement, insinuated that the British leader’s pontification was hypocritical, and upheld Nigeria as a country that is making strong effort in the fight against corruption.

According to de Swardt, “There is no doubt that historically, Nigeria and Afghanistan have had very high levels of corruption, and that continues to this day.

“But the leaders of those countries have sent strong signals that they want things to change, and the London Anti-Corruption Summit creates an opportunity for all the countries present to sign up to a new era.

“This affects the UK as much as other countries: we should not forget that by providing a safe haven for corrupt assets, the UK and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are a big part of the world’s corruption problem.”


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