Britain is most corrupt country on Earth, says Mafia expert Roberto Saviano

So, what have the watchdogs of transparency and democracy got to say to that?

6f618bfd-d2a5-47ef-a4cd-9a6f8b71d897He has spent more than a decade exposing the murderous criminal underworld of the Italian Mafia, but journalist Roberto Saviano believes that Britain is the most corrupt country in the world.

He warned that financial institutions were allowing ‘criminal capitalism’ to thrive through offshore holdings. And he warned that a vote to leave the European Union would leave Britain even more exposed to the organised crime.

“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,” he said.

“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.

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6 thoughts on “Britain is most corrupt country on Earth, says Mafia expert Roberto Saviano

  1. “Today we are going to learn the meaning of the word ‘t-a-u-t-o-l-o-g-y,’ children. Francis, get the alphabet blocks.

    “Now try to arrange the blocks in the following series: “c-r-i-m-i-n-a-l c-a-p-i-t-a-l-i-s-m”

    “Everyone, lets help Francis. Very good! Very good!

    “Now lets see if we can say the definition. Repeat after me . . . I know, it’s not easy . . . yes, these are big words. . .yes, I know. Just try . . . you’ll see, it will get easier . . .”

    • Isn’t it good to know competition is alive and thriving! I think one measure of ‘civilisation’ is increasing sophistication of corrupt practices. Compare the basic bribe passed under the table with corporate lobbying in Washington.

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