Event

THINK ‘‘The Great British Rip Off: Corruption in the UK’

  • Wed 14 Nov 18

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall B

  • Event speaker

    Tamasin Cave from Spinwatch & Rachel Davies from Transparency International

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    THINK Series

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

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“If I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth you might tell me well it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Nigeria, the South of Italy and I will tell you it’s the UK.” These were the words of renowned journalist and expert on the Italian mafia, Roberto Saviano, when he spoke at the Hay Literary Festival in 2016. Is the UK really the World's corruption capital? On the 14th November, we will shed light on one of the most shady feature of the United Kingdom: corruption.

Tamasin Cave from Spinwatch will speak about corrupt relationships within UK politics, and on how lobbying more generally corrupts democracy.

Rachel Davies from Transparency International will speak about corruption within the UK (e.g. the prison sector, local government and housing), as well as about the UK’s role when it comes to facilitate corruption globally.

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