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UK corruption scandals - should we laugh or cry?
Last night, 13 of the more cultured members of Transparency International UK staff (like me, naturally) went on a little excursion to see Richard Bean’s new play at the National Theatre, Great Britain. Fancy. But it wasn’t exactly non-work related – the production is a “grotesque satire” of the... More detail
Chilcot inquiry must not fall prey to the...
Earlier this month, a Cabinet Office spokesman in the Lords said it would be "highly undesirable" for the Iraq Inquiry report to be released in the three months before the general election – meaning the document we have already been waiting three years for may have to wait until the next... More detail
Who’s the Champion now?
Ken Clarke was the UK Anti-Corruption Champion. Really. In the September 2012 re-shuffle, the government seemed to forget that it had a Champion, and it took several weeks, a Parliamentary Question, a letter to the Secretary of State, and a couple of contradictory responses, before the Champion... More detail
Upcoming: Government Action Plan on corruption
The Government announced last year that it would publish its first-ever National Anti-Corruption Action Plan. Since TI first proposed this idea five years ago, we have been arguing that the Government should draw up such a plan, and we are delighted that it is now happening. More detail
Ain’t no party like a lobbying party
Several incidents in the past week demonstrate the problems that UK politics has with lobbying, conflicts of interest and the revolving door. What will it take for the UK's political class to reform? More detail
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Last night, 13 of the more cultured members of Transparency International UK staff (like me, naturally) went on a little excursion to see Richard Bean’s new play at the National Theatre, Great Britain. Fancy. But it wasn’t exactly non-work related – the production is a “grotesque satire” of the phone hacking scandal which exposed the illegal interception of phones by newspapers within the past decade.

Earlier this month, a Cabinet Office spokesman in the Lords said it would be "highly undesirable" for the Iraq Inquiry report to be released in the three months before the general election – meaning the document we have already been waiting three years for may have to wait until the next parliament.

Who’s the Champion now?

Written by Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Ken Clarke was the UK Anti-Corruption Champion. Really. In the September 2012 re-shuffle, the government seemed to forget that it had a Champion, and it took several weeks, a Parliamentary Question, a letter to the Secretary of State, and a couple of contradictory responses, before the Champion emerged.

The Government announced last year that it would publish its first-ever National Anti-Corruption Action Plan. Since TI first proposed this idea five years ago, we have been arguing that the Government should draw up such a plan, and we are delighted that it is now happening.

Ain’t no party like a lobbying party

Written by Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

Several incidents in the past week demonstrate the problems that UK politics has with lobbying, conflicts of interest and the revolving door. What will it take for the UK's political class to reform?

How should we prosecute bribery in the UK?

Written by Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

The Bribery Act is four years old. But now we have a bribery law that is fit for purpose in the UK, why are we not seeing more prosecutions?

Phone Hacking: the scandal's not over yet

Written by Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

News has broken that Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial, and Andy Coulson was found guilty of conspiring to hack phones. This is an outcome of one of the most significant corruption scandals in recent years - but what next?

#JournalismIsNotACrime #ButCorruptionIs

Written by Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00

Our thoughts are with the Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt yesterday. The media plays an essential role in the global fight against corruption and acts as a public watchdog on abuses of power. But for many journalists around the world, being threatened, intimidated or imprisoned for doing their job is the norm.

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