Here’s the article in The Telegraph and here’s the original report by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. Its 2-year study Money, Politics, Power: Corruption Risks in Europe makes nine headline recommendations for the UK and can be read online here.
The most pertinent ones I can subscribe to from my observation of victims of white collar crimes:
- in the Judiciary corruption is ‘very strong’ and the worst of all institutions analysed
- given the links between overseas corruption and corruption with the uK, the role of the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion (ACC) should be extended to cover corruption within the UK. The ACC should provide an annual report to Parliament
- a high-level response is needed to tackle corruption more effectively
- politicians, government, business and institutions throughout the UK urgently need to understand and accept that corruption is a problem in key sectors
- NHS, social housing and prison service are mentioned specifically, besides sports!
This is a faint consolation, after I attended a court hearing for Mr Ebert yesterday – in Wood Green Court in North London. My stomach nerves can’t take it: judges seem to take pride in being as punitive as possible on their ‘thrones’, while Litigants in Person do their very best to overcome their Legal Abuse Syndromes and defend their victimisation, while trying to ‘nail’ their aggressors. A virtually impossible battle with highly ‘unequal arms’. But who cares about legal principles in a corrupt judiciary?
While the Musas are being accused of supposedly having abused their children, who, in fact, were kidnapped by Haringey Council, judges and lawyers make an excellent living, no matter who wins in the end.
- The third week of the trial in Wood Green Court – together with one of the worst Bankruptcies known so far (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- Watchdog flags huge corruption in southern Europe (ekathimerini.com)
- Wood Green in London: a Court of fair trials and justice or partiality and corruption? (victims-unite.net)
- Is Britain more corrupt than it thinks? I guess it depends on who’s thinking! (victims-unite.net)
- Europe’s corruption problem (antoniopinon.wordpress.com)
- The family justice system is callous, corrupt and staggeringly expensive (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)