Telegraph: Foreign Secretary urged to strengthen laws against corrupt oligarchs

DOMINIC RAAB is being urged to use Britain’s post-Brexit sanctions regime to target kleptocrats and corrupt oligarchs who prop up authoritarian regimes. In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, John and 44 other MPs and peers warned that the Government’s existing suite of sanctions sends “the wrong signal” to those…

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The Times: Formations House leak shows need for reforms on creating companies, says anti-corruption chief

Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption champion has said that the UK must “clamp down harder” on corruption after an investigation revealed how a British company registered a global web of businesses linked to international crime gangs. John Penrose, who co-ordinates the response to corruption, said that Britain’s reputation for integrity was vital…

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Telegraph Article: We need to pour a big dose of drain unblocker down the constitutional plumbing

Constitutions ought to be straightforward things. Bits of political plumbing to make sure democracies work properly, so power can transfer smoothly from a dying Government to a new one without a punch-up. But that’s not what ours is doing. The plumbing is blocked. We’ve got a Government that can’t govern…

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