How Corrupt Is Britain?

How Corrupt Is Britain?

David Whyte

Language: English

Pages: 200

ISBN: 0745335306

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Banks accused of rate-fixing. Members of Parliament cooking the books. Major defense contractors investigated over suspect arms deals. Police accused of being paid off by tabloids. The headlines are unrelenting these days. Perhaps it’s high time we ask: just exactly how corrupt is Britain? David Whyte brings together a wide range of leading commentators and campaigners, offering a series of troubling answers. Unflinchingly facing the corruption in British public life, they show that it is no longer tenable to assume that corruption is something that happens elsewhere; corrupt practices are revealed across a wide range of venerated institutions, from local government to big business. These powerful, punchy essays aim to shine a light on the corruption fundamentally embedded in UK politics, police and finance.

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Imperatives – will serve (that is, it will maximise) our social welfare.28 This view that self-interest is a good, necessary and economically and thus socially beneficial moral norm comes in various colours: from ‘greed is good’ (the phrase used by Gordon Gekko, the broker in the film Wall Street) to ‘the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits’ (as neoliberal economist Milton Freedman infamously argued). Those taking this stance claim that ‘what is good for business is good.

Relations with business, the trades unions and civil society. This is (obviously) not to determine from the outset that ‘fundamental forces’ in the economy determine what happens in the ‘superstructure’ of politics. But it would be equally wrong to decide by omission that wider – perhaps fundamental – interests have no role in our theoretical conception or empirical strategy. If our aim is to understand how it is that we got to the widespread malaise and institutional corruption of contemporary.

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Inconsistent 74 Policed by Consent? forms of policing in London while laying foundations for policing beyond its boundaries. His persistence resulted in the 1829 Metropolitan Police Act. According to the original circular instructions, it was intended that the police would be ‘homogeneous and democratic’, prioritising crime prevention, ‘civil and obliging to all people of every rank and class’, supported by civil society while retaining ‘a perfect command of temper’ and unmoved ‘in the.

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