Back in 2016 journalist Roberto Saviano, who is an expert in the Italian Mafia, said the UK is the most corrupt country in the world.
He said: “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.
“It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital.”
Well, it seems he wasn’t the only person who warned about the corrupt money flowing into the City of London.
Now in an extraordinary letter in the Financial Times, the UK’s former defence attaché at the Moscow embassy claimed the Government was warned about Vladimir Putin but were more interested in listening to the demands of the City for Russian money without asking questions where it came from.
In the letter, Air Commodore Carl Scott (retired) writes: “All was subjugated to the city. all served the interests of our lucrative status as a save haven for corrupt and corrupting wealth.”
Earlier in the piece, he said that he “served as the UK defence attache for five years, 2011-16, during which this long dark march to war was obvious.”