no race to the post half a crown can still be bought if not a kingdom
n.b. At what point does a democracy become a chumocracy?Donations from the uber-wealthy buy access to Downing Street. This is no clowning matter; the UK is run by gangsters. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QQGxNIyks6s
meet ten people two work anti-corruption mountains of money
n.b. Catherine Belton’s book “Putin’s People” mentions Switzerland (and London) frequently. She and the publishers are subject to a number of libel suits in London at present. We’ll see how that pans out.
Discretion, courtesy, stability and security, all are important elements of polite society.
I once met a Swiss investment advisor, (let’s call him Eric) who explained to me that these are also the four characteristics of Switzerland that attract his clients from Russia, Malta, Turkey, South Africa and Israel to invest in his country.
He was most disparaging of the chaotic state of the United Kingdom and the disruptive elements in Parliament who might ask awkward questions about where wealth originates. These questions might challenge his clients to explain their sources of income. Such a naïve approach to inbound investment in the UK allows him to successfully promote the attractions of the Confederation Helvetica.
Little does Eric know about the UK. We are open for business!
The article names three well-known privateschoolsin the UK that profit from criminal income sources. These schools still hold charitable status in the UK, despite being beneficiaries of corruption and crime. The report above states the sums involved amount to around £3m. They certainly are charitable when it comes to offering school places toglobal society’s waifs and strays.
I asked Eric where he spent his holidays. Modestly he told me that he only takes a few days each year, usually visiting friends in Moscow. His shirt was impossibly white, (I remember thinking at the time, who cleans his shirts?).