This post was edited by expatter at 2012-7-4 22:11|
What a Good Year for the Anglos …………
This year has seen an extraordinary rash of scandals and controversies so far in the UK. We have the scandal with the Murdoch papers using phone hacking as a means to garner news and defraud the public of their rights with several of their main products.
The nonsense from the UK in being part of a ‘no-fly-zone’ over Libya for humanitarian reasons, whilst in effect it was an action to completely eliminate the Libyan military and create a supine Libya where human rights issues are far greater now than under the Gadaffi regime.
The current R.S.B and Barclays banking scandals where the banks have used corrupt practices regarding inter-bank lending rates.
The Glaxo-Smith-Kline company selling unapproved medicines and some of these were destined for ‘depressed’ children as if that is even a moral thing to start kids on drugs to compensate for their social situation.
And finally for this list. The Oxford University Press scandal of false tendering and submission in order to defraud.
It is indeed easy to claim that because these dishonest practices are in the open, it is obvious that there are some systems in place to highlight these issues when discovered. The problem remains though is how many of these things never get exposed in this way when some of the supposedly highest institutions are apparently complicit at will.
When British politicians start moralizing about other places in the world they should at least realize that even the slipperiest criminals eventually get caught, and that their own door-step in not immune to the human disease of corruption, lies and fraud.