ThIs website was set up thirteen years ago to raise awareness of the ‘revolving door’, rewards for failure, widespread behind-the-scene lobbying and party funding which corrupts the decision-making process here and abroad. Six earlier posts had the word ‘corruption’ in their title.
The social, economic and environmental challenges facing this country are still not being effectively addressed, due to the distortion of policy-making by those on ‘an inside track, largely drawn from the corporate world, who wield privileged access and disproportionate influence’ according to a 2009 report by the Parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee [PASC].
Casey Michel (Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe Studies. Columbia University) is a member ofRUSI’s Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Financeand author of ‘-American Kleptocracy: How the US Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme.
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