A ‘favour culture’ must be restricted to those at the top – shame on anyone from the minority communities who usurps the privilege of their betters
The Attorney General Dominic Grieve is alleged to have said that some minority communities “come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic . . . where they have been brought up to believe you can only get certain things through a favour culture . . . and it’s not acceptable”.
He is said to have continued: “As politicians these are issues we need to pay some attention to”.
But the tone is set at the top in this country, where:
- the revolving door regularly and shamefully swings between government and advisors and the corporate word – then vice-versa;
- politicians, their family members and friends, gain employment in this corporate world;
- politicians and corporate management are regularly rewarded and even promoted after failure and
- MPs and noble Lords have been videoed – more than once – offering to take money in return for influencing legislation?
Set an example at the top: dissolve the political-corporate alliance.