UK is the most corrupt country in the world, claims mafia expert Roberto Saviano

‘It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital’
30 May 2016 by Peter Yeung
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Journalist Roberto Saviano spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia Getty

Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, according to journalist Roberto Saviano, who spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia.

Mr Saviano, who wrote the best-selling exposés Gomorrah and ZeroZeroZero, made the comments at the Hay Literary Festival. The 36-year-old has been living under police protection since publishing revelations about members of the Camorra, a powerful Neapolitan branch of the mafia, in 2006.

He told an audience at Hay-on-Wye: “If I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth you might tell me well it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Nigeria, the South of Italy and I will tell you it’s the UK.

“It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital. 90 per cent of the owners of capital in London have their headquarters offshore.

“Jersey and the Cayman’s are the access gates to criminal capital in Europe and the UK is the country that allows it. That is why it is important why it is so crucial for me to be here today and to talk to you because I want to tell you , this is about you, this is about your life, this is about your government.”

Prime minister David Cameron faced growing calls for the UK to reform the offshore tax havens operating on its own Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, as Britain hosted an Anti-Corruption Summit earlier this month.

source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/roberto-saviano-britain-corrupt-mafia-hay-festival-a7054851.html

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3 Responses to “UK is the most corrupt country in the world, claims mafia expert Roberto Saviano”

  1. NPP says:

    Interest paid on imaginary money day in day out…
    The ‘truth’ can be told in public yet the public hardly take notice…. c’est la vie.

  2. Tapestry says:

    I remember when I was approached after 2001 election when I wrote UKIP’s leaflets and produced posters. I was on holiday in Italy in a hotel. A character happened to be in the bar every time I went in, kept buying drinks. Later he offered me UKL 2 million to run a campaign when I got home. I asked where the money was, and he told me it’s sitting in a bank account in the Cayman Islands. He claimed he was a BT engineer! Politics and crime go hand in hand. I sensed danger and backed away.

    • NPP says:

      I caught Blair on the BBC Andrew Marr programme. He seemed so sure of himself. Chilcott? No problem. He welcomes the debate. He understands the public will do as they are directed.
      It seems so simple – if only enough of the public simply stopped consenting to the nonsense, but the public are apathetic.
      The Icke / Andrew Neil programme was interesting. Andrew Neil’s mind set simply does not go there; he just assumes Icke is a bit batty and that’s that. It’s kind of entertaining to observe the whole mess.

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