UK Corruption

As We Begin to Exit the European Union, the Government's Commitment to Fighting Corruption Must Not Take Its Leave as Well

Jon Ashworth | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

If Theresa May is serious about her promise of the UK remaining an "outward-looking and globally-minded and big-thinking country", it is vital that we continue to play a leading role in fighting corruption across the world. But we've had early warning signs that the Government's previous commitment to tackling corruption might be on the wane.

A Genius Has Left the Building

Matt Hardy | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Hardy

At the age of 51, Kieren Fallon has retired from race riding and closed an umpteenth chapter in his remarkable life.

Government Employs Just One Person To Work On Flagship Anti-Corruption Initiative

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics

Just one person will be employed by the Government to work on a key part of its efforts to tackle international corruption, it has been revealed. Last...

My Country Cannot Become a Safe Haven for the Deadly Virus of Corruption

Isha Johansen | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Sport
Isha Johansen

It is in all our interests to find a cure for corruption in sports and in the wider world. If we fail to act as decisively as we need to, we will watch as it spreads, infects and destroys like a deadly virus.

For the World's Wildlife the Clock Is Ticking, But Is Anyone Listening?

Yury Fedotov | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Yury Fedotov

UNODC's report provides a solid understanding of the scope and scale of the problem, but realisation needs to become action if we are to help the world's animals and plants. The clock is ticking, but is anyone listening?

Was the Anti-Corruption Summit a Game-changer? Not Likely

Dan Hough | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Hough

It is easy to be critical of summits and the communiques that come out of them. There is always lots of politics involved, as different agendas meet and different expectations clash. Perhaps the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit really will be the start of something new. But given what the leaders have been able to agree on, it might make sense to keep the bunting on hold for just a little while longer.

Anti-Corruption Summit Should Go Beyond Lip Service and Provide Room for Civil Society to Function in the Most Affected Countries

Donald Mogeni | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Donald Mogeni

David Cameron will today be smarting from the faux pas of making an acutely embarrassing indiscretion under the glance of cameras. Just days before the 2016 anti-corruption summit, the UK Prime Minister will be hosting, he was caught on camera in discussion with the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury, describing two of the countries sending delegates to London as "fantastically corrupt countries".

Time to Tackle the UK's Tax Havens

Charlie Matthews | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Charlie Matthews

Today's Anti-Corruption Summit in London is a golden opportunity to deliver on promises the Prime Minister made in 2013, and open up a new era of transparency and openness, with the UK at the forefront. Unfortunately, it looks as though what we will see instead is business as usual...

Brazil's Corruption Scandal: Part Real, Part Conjuring Trick

Alistair Burnett | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Brazil doesn't do things by halves. Three years ago, visiting the country you could still sense the optimism about the future, but now the country is...

Why Britain Should Scrap Democracy in Favour of Sortition

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

If campaigning for a Brexit with Vote Leave has taught me anything this year, it is that democracy isn't all that it is made out to be. Horse-shoein...

The Deck-chairs May Be Shuffled but the Culture of the Organisation Remains Deeply Insular

Dan Hough | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Sport
Dan Hough

Fifa, football's world governing body, will once again be meeting in Zurich this week. Following eight months of drama, intrigue and, at times, outright absurdity, the organisation is hoping both to elect a new president and agree a new package of reforms. Indeed, it's hoping to draw a line under the most tumultuous period in its 112 year history.

Why I (Somewhat Reluctantly) Like Vladimir Putin

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Tyrannical and thoroughly disagreeable though he is, Mr Putin stands for nationalistic pride, a crucial buffer against the perils of American foreign policy and a determination to defend a revived Russia on the world stage, and her citizens abroad. Three things I respect, and three things a shrinking world desperately needs.

Latest Scandals Show We Have to Get Serious About Sports Crime

Damian Collins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The truth is that in tennis, and most other major sports, only a small amount of resource is invested in fighting corruption. They are simply no match for the organised crime gangs, international gambling syndicates, and greedy dishonest officials. Sports governance has become a wild west, but we need more than a lone ranger to combat it.

The EU Is Fostering Progress in Tackling Corruption

Juan Garcia | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Juan Garcia

Romania's fight against corruption is showing encouraging signs of progress, but the bitter medicine of reform marks a traumatic period for the countr...

International Anti-Corruption Day - A Day to Highlight a Cancer Blighting Global Prosperity and Security

Sir Eric Pickles | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Sir Eric Pickles

Governments, international organisations, civil society and businesses have worked hard over the past twenty year to stop corruption, but it is still a huge problem. We must press on together and build on the growing momentum - through concerted, international efforts and strong political leadership - to expose and confront corruption wherever it occurs.

We Need to Put an End to Gangsters and Sharks

Louis Saha | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Players are easy targets. We've got a lot of money to throw around and half of us don't know what to do with it; so a lack of business acumen, twinned with poor or dishonest advice, quickly becomes a recipe for disaster. The situation isn't made any better of that the macho attitude has disdained asking for help or admitting you have a problem.

£2.6Billion - The Price of an Unfair Voting System

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

It's time politicians from all parties woke up to the need for a fairer voting system. First Past the Post is hurting our democracy - and now we've discovered it's a financial disaster, too.

FIFA Corruption: A Yellow Card for Oversight Standards

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Sport
Fiona Hotston Moore

Here is an amazing football fact: Despite corruption allegations engulfing the sport's governing body nothing ever smelled to its outside auditors.

Rolls-Royce Ditch the (Alleged) Lies and Bring Truth to Engineering

Dragana Brown | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK
Dragana Brown

Where once the very name Rolls-Royce, the British aircraft engine maker, was commonly used with pride as an adjective to describe something or someone...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

Brazil Is No Paradise - But Here's Why

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Philippe Ladvocat

Way beyond the violence and corruption from City of God, Brazil finds itself in a very dangerous situation and dark times might be ahead. And I'm not even talking about economy. When I left my home country about six years ago, things seemed to be progressing for a better situation, with a decrease in poverty and hunger and a growing economy. There was a lot to be done and I was aware that it would take a long time, but then things changed.

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Fifa Corruption? David Cameron Says That's Not The Half Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged fellow world leaders to learn lesssons from the Fifa scandal to tackle the 'cancer' of corruption that ravages countries acros...

Fifa Sponsors Are Getting Their Logos Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

The logos of Fifa World Cup sponsors Visa, Coca-Cola, adidas and McDonald's have been hijacked by online artists protesting against the football body'...

Britain Considers 'Nuclear Option' Amid Fifa Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has today urged Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa President as the calls to re-open the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes got louder....