UK Corruption

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 07.08.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 19.06.2015 | 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....

Former Israeli PM Jailed Again For Corruption

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Ex-Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to a further eight months in prison after being found guilty of fraud. The case was a ret...

How Corrupt Is Britain?

Robert Barrington | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

By most objective analysis, corruption is not as bad in the UK as in some parts of the world; but it is much more profound in the UK than many people understand or admit. Perhaps the biggest danger for the UK is complacency.

A Sense of the Absurd

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

When parents and those in-charge of small children are asked what it is that they have done all day, the answer can be hard to quantify. The exact details may be hazy, some of it may sound like nothing much at all and there are probably moments they've forgotten to account for, but it covers a great deal.

UK Property Gives Global Corrupt a Home

Robert Barrington | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

If you walk down a residential street in central London, the chances are that some, perhaps the majority, of property is owned by overseas buyers. You might wonder who they are. To find out, your first port of call would be the Land Registry, which lists who owns property in England and Wales. What this might tell you is that many properties are indeed owned by overseas buyers - but not the ones you would expect.

When Things Fall Apart

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

We were told that someone requiring treatment for Aids had died because they could no longer afford to pay their medical bills. Wives of some of the workers started to turn up at our house (R now worked from home as the company offices had no electricity) with babies and small children, asking for help we couldn't give.

Corruption Probe Taints Rio's Olympic Image

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

With Rio agog over Carnival Federal Police in Brazil are investigating whether politically influential companies used corrupt practices to win contracts for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

What future for the 'New Ukraine'?

Jo Simmons | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

So far, the EU and the US have failed to provide a quick response to address the new wave of attacks and the pro-Russian rebels seem as determined as ever to stay the course in spite of the sanctions.

Life on Lake Victoria

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Ours has been a bumpy ride. Though it seems small in comparison to what followed, the first obstacle we encountered reared its head when the Kenyan government stopped issuing work permits.

Another Greek tragedy

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

The international lenders of European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund (Troika) have plans for Greece. The last loan instalment to the country is in February. Greece is certain to require a new bail-out loan.

Brazil's Futebol Santa Plays Christmas Scrooge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

As Brazil's top sides count the coals in their stockings and sell their best players to the Premier League and Europe Pele's lust for life can remind them it's time to make the game he made beautiful beautiful again.

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

How Arms Companies Fuelled and Exacerbated the First World War

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

By the end, 16million people had been killed and 20million wounded in a war that had devastated and destroyed whole cities. Civilians and soldiers, often from poor backgrounds, paid the terrible price for a battle that was brought on by the rich and powerful rulers of competing imperialist powers...Very few benefited from the killing. It did, however, line the pockets of arms companies and their shareholders.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

Interview with Imran Khan, Part Two - (From His Sit-In in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

You speak of Nawaz Sharif's failure to deliver, which is one of the reasons you think he should resign. So if you become PM., what would be the tangible measure of your failure after one year? And if you do fail according to your own standards, will you honorably resign after one year?

Interview With Imran Khan, Part One (From His Sit-in in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

NK: To begin with I'd like to put to you what Cyril Almeida, a bright, young thing from Oxford - considering the store you set by a British education ...

Why Europe Must Now Support Tunisia More Than Ever

Alyn Smith | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

We Europeans did nothing to help Tunisia achieve its revolution in January 2011. Yet, today, we can and must support the most successful of the Arab Spring countries - because we know that democracy can never be taken for granted.

Lib Dem Lord's Admissions Reopen the Cash for Honours Scandal

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Stefan Simanowitz

The admission by former Liberal Democrat Party Treasurer Lord Razzall, that he was offered cash for peerages "several times a year" over a period of twelve years but failed to report any of these criminal offences threatens to take the lid back off one Westminster's most unseemly and nocuous can of worms of recent decades: cash for honours.