Category Archives: Corruption

South Africa on its way to becoming another Zimbabwe……..country riddled with corruption

Last week South Africa finally got around to sacking its high commissioner to Singapore, more than four months after a newspaper exposed her criminal past. Until that point officials had managed not to notice that the high commissioner was a … Continue reading

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UK’s £200m aid pledge to famine-threatened Somalia and South Sudan – two of the most corrupt countries in the world

The International Development secretary says “we must act now to help innocent people who are starving to death”. South Sudan and Somalia are going to receive £100m each in UK aid, the Government has announced. The Department for International Development … Continue reading

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The NHS is in crisis and yet Britain loses £300m in foreign aid to fraud without noticing…………….

Hundreds of millions of pounds in overseas aid is lost to fraud every year undetected by the Department for International Development, an auditors’ report suggests. Only 0.03 per cent of the £10 billion a year spent on aid is recorded … Continue reading

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Foreign aid to most corrupt nations soars 30% in a year ……..here we go again!

Aid payments to the most corrupt countries soared by almost 30 per cent last year, despite warnings much of the cash could be squandered, stolen or seized by terrorists. Britain gave a total of £1.3billion to the 20 most corrupt nations … Continue reading

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Overseas Aid……..and the gravy train continues unabated despite political promises

Aid spending on consultants has doubled to £1billion in just four years including huge bills to hire broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4, it emerged last night. The vast spending also included £1million for Nigeria, which was shared with US … Continue reading

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Grammar Schools, the Labour Party and a stench of hypocrisy…………

I have been a lifelong opponent of the old Grammar School system, possibly because I failed the 11+ twice, but thats a long story. So when the recent proposals were announced that the Conservative Government was to re-introduce a new … Continue reading

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“I will not make any deals with you. I’v resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my ownown.”………..The Prisoner (No 6)

It was 50 years ago, on 5 September 1966, that the cameras rolled for the first time in the Italianate village of Portmeirion as filming got under way for the cult 1960s adventure TV show The Prisoner.  The series was … Continue reading

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