How Corrupt is Britain? New book coming soon

   0   0 Blog, Corruption

whytefinal

Watch David Whyte discussing the nature of corruption in Britain:

Banks accused of rate-fixing and promoting tax evasion. Members of Parliament cooking the books. Major defence 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.

—————————————————————-
The contributors are:
David Beetham, University of Leeds
Jörg Wiegratz, University of Leeds
David Miller, University of Bath and Spinwatch
Phil Scraton, Queens University
Sheila Coleman, Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Joanna Gilmore, University of York and Northern Police Monitoring Project
Waqas Tufail, Leeds Becket University and Northern Police Monitoring Project
Paul O’Connor, Pat Finucane Centre
Chris Greer, City University
Eugene McLaughlin, City University
Michael Mair, University of Liverpool
Paul Jones, University of Liverpool
Stuart Wilks-Heeg, University of Liverpool and Democratic Audit
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network
Prem Sikka, University of Essex and Tax Justice Network
Steve Tombs, Open University
Luke Hildyard, High Pay Centre

—————————————————————-

Praise for HOW CORRUPT IS BRITAIN?

‘At last, a book that asks the right questions about corruption, and provides some fascinating and important answers. Corruption isn’t what — or where — most people think it is.’
– Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World

‘This excellent book should be read by everyone but particularly by those who harbour a belief that our liberal democracy protects against the worst forms of state-corporate crime.’
– Penny Green, Professor of Law and Globalisation, Queen Mary University of London, Director of the International State Crime Initiative

————————————————————

How Corrupt is Britain? goes on sale on 20th March 2015.  To buy the book with a 10% discount and free UK P&P visit here

 

 


Related Posts

UN must defend target to curtail multinational companies’ tax abuse

Photo by Luca Santori, Creative Commons LicenseThe Tax Justice Network, The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation, and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice call on the UN Secretary General to make sure the commitment to action on tax abuses by multinational companies remains part of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

READ MORE →

The BVI: Responsible for worldwide tax losses of $37.5 billion a year

BVI report blogAn extraordinary report by consultants Capital Economics, for BVI Finance, claims that the British Virgin Islands are responsible for $1.5 trillion of assets invested around the world, and that these result in 2.2 million jobs and $15 billion in tax revenue. A better approximation would be that the BVI imposes global tax losses of $37.5 […]

READ MORE →

Event: Making Tax Work for Women in the UK and Globally

Invitation_ Tax and Gender eventOn Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 16.30 our very own Liz Nelson will be speaking at an event in London that aims to bring together gender and tax justice advocates to highlight the need for coherent and gender-responsive fiscal policies to safeguard the rights of women and girls both in the UK and globally. The […]

READ MORE →

Historic event on women, human rights and tax justice in Bogota

BogotaLast week civil society organisations, researchers, labour union activists and policy makers met in Bogota, Colombia to explore how tax justice issues can ensure governments, multinational corporations and others meet their obligations to women in order to secure their full range of human rights. The Women’s Rights and Tax Justice conference opened with a conversation […]

READ MORE →

The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

Photos from the Protest outside PwC 1 Embankment Place, part of the Global week of action for tax justiceWelcome to the Offshore Wrapper – your weekly update from TJN.  Happy Paniversary! This week it’s been one year since the Panama Papers were leaked, and a number of organisations around the world have been marking the occasion though the global week of action for tax justice. In London, activists from the TJN and the […]

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top