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Started by Stillife on Jun 16, 2017 8:28:31 PM
How do you solve a problem like corruption?

Still going to exist if we manage to get a Labour government.

bevernbridge - 12 Jul 2017 14:32:44 (#1 of 24)

Like most problems - you educate people.

Bonusy - 12 Jul 2017 14:42:13 (#2 of 24)

You educate them that corruption is bad, just in case they were not sure?

I'd have gone with transparency and more frequent audits. If you want to be trusted, you have to show you can be trusted and be able to show the workings. Then the corrupt haven't got anywhere to hide.

Agaliarept - 12 Jul 2017 15:13:59 (#3 of 24)

Make it a capital offence.

Srsly though, it is a crime of greed so very stiff penalties are the order of the day.

No more waving a cheque showing you intend to pay back what you stole. Minimum 20 years in clink and a life ban from politics.

No one is forced to be corrupt by circumstance or passion or mental health so nail the fuckers to the wall I say.

Cormorant - 12 Jul 2017 15:16:40 (#4 of 24)

Lampposts and razor wire and bent politicians hanging,

Rich bankers in prison with cell doors a-banging,

Landlords and arms dealers taxed till it stings,

These are a few of my favourite things.

Stillife - 12 Jul 2017 15:56:41 (#5 of 24)

Was going to start a thread but thought I would post this here...I was reading about Age UK/Concern earlier on MSN saying the power companies should pay people about £300 back due to excess profits (unable to find the article now)

Coincidentally I got a letter from my leccy company saying they are adding a standing charge now which totals about £70 a year extra (not the tarrif I agreed to, but they split with another company) I have been having a bit of trouble trying to register with the new company I want, but do you reckon they are wanting me to change if they are expecting to have to refund people? Will it get them out of giving me a refund?

RosyLovelady - 12 Jul 2017 16:06:24 (#6 of 24)

I wish I could understand how one company's electricity and gas are superior to another's. It would be so helpful in deciding who deserves the household dosh.

Moschops - 12 Jul 2017 16:12:08 (#7 of 24)

I get corn-fed free range organic electricity. It costs a bit more, but it's always good to know the provenance.

Brunothecat - 12 Jul 2017 17:18:30 (#8 of 24)

Isn't it a bit smelly?

uranrising - 12 Jul 2017 20:12:33 (#9 of 24)

There are, obv., eco-friendly companies. I gather that with Greentricity, you're charged for what you use and for nothing else.

RosyLovelady - 12 Jul 2017 20:24:57 (#10 of 24)

How are they going to to get their eco-friendly electricity to me without extensive revision of the existing infrastructure? Anyway, Greentricity is in Ireland and this island isn't going to be having any truck with that one in a few years' time.

Bleu11 - 12 Jul 2017 22:18:25 (#11 of 24)

> How do you solve a problem like corruption?

Better support for whistleblowers

Rewards for those who report incidents of corruption

Creation of registries that publishes the names of corrupt people

Encouraging public to look down on those who enable corruption

bossab2 - 12 Jul 2017 22:31:05 (#12 of 24)

Firing a large chunk of 'management'.

clammy - 01 May 2019 08:35:35 (#13 of 24)

Banning the Tory party from holding any sort of public office.

FleurDuMal - 01 May 2019 08:49:28 (#14 of 24)

We need to be as draconian with corrupt practice as we currently are with 'benefits cheats'. It seems amazing to me that someone is more heavily penalised by doing a bit of cash in hand work when unemployed than politicians are for creaming off large chunks of public money in the guise of 'expenses'.

uranrising - 01 May 2019 12:30:46 (#15 of 24)

By a constant plethora of exposures of corruption by the mainstream media, especially in the Heil, the sun, the Mirror, the far-from-express, Sky and Spike?

FrankieTeardrop - 01 May 2019 12:42:04 (#16 of 24)

"How are they going to to get their eco-friendly electricity to me without extensive revision of the existing infrastructure?"

Easily - they just use the existing infrastructure.

mememe - 01 May 2019 12:43:48 (#17 of 24)

Minimum 20 years in clink and a life ban from politics.

You can influence politics without holding public office. Just ask Tommy Robinson.

FrankieTeardrop - 01 May 2019 12:44:54 (#18 of 24)

Convicted fraudster Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, you mean.

mememe - 01 May 2019 12:45:12 (#19 of 24)

Yes, him too.

machiavelli - 01 May 2019 12:48:55 (#20 of 24)

The length of the sentence is less important than the likelihood of getting caught. If the penalty is life but the odds of getting caught are small many will chance it - see the level of corruption in Vietnam and China where the death penalty can be imposed for financial crimes.

I'd sink my efforts into auditing and detection and worry less about the sentence.

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