December 4, 2023

UK: Theresa May vows to be ‘one nation’ prime minister

From BBC The UK’s new prime minister Theresa May has vowed to lead a “one nation” government that works for all not just the “privileged few”. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after being appointed by the Queen, she said it would be her mission to “build a better Britain”. She promised to give people who […]

PM-in-waiting Theresa May promises ‘a better Britain’

From BBC Theresa May promised to build a “better Britain” and to make the UK’s EU exit a “success” after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM. Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs May said she was “honoured and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on […]

Cayman Islands Law Society and Caymanian Bar Association endorse legal industry anti-corruption statement

The Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association have endorsed the anti-corruption statement released by UK and Irish professional bodies including The Law Society of England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Alasdair Robertson, President of the Cayman Islands Law […]

Anti-corruption summit: Cameron plans to name foreign property owners

From BBC Foreign firms that own property in the UK will have to declare their assets publicly in a bid to stamp out money-laundering, the government says. Companies will have to be on a new register if they hold property or want to compete for government contracts. The move comes as Prime Minister David Cameron […]

Was David Cameron’s corruption remark really a gaffe?

By Michael White From The Guardian UK The media are always quick to detect a gaffe, but the PM’s comment is a complex example of the genre When is a “gaffe” really a gaffe, the kind of unguarded remark that causes legitimate offence, damages good causes and leaves its author permanently scarred by their own […]

Cameron sets out transparency measures as Corbyn, Osborne publish tax returns

By Press Association From Maol On Line David Cameron has set out new measures to make it harder for people to hide the proceeds of corruption offshore, as Jeremy Corbyn and George Osborne published details of their tax returns. The Chancellor’s release showed he received a total taxable income of £198,738 in 2014/15, including £44,647 […]

Panama papers: UK tax havens ‘should face direct rule’

From BBC The government should consider imposing “direct rule” on British overseas territories and dependencies if they do not comply with UK tax law, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. A huge data leak from Panama-based Mossack Fonseca showed the law firm registered more than 100,000 secret firms to the British Virgin Islands. Mr […]

Economist magazine suggests Britain give Ja prison gift to other Caribbean countries

By Andre Poyser From Jamaica Gleaner The Economist magazine has suggested that British Prime Minister David Cameron offer the £25 million offered to Jamaica for the construction of a new prison to other Caribbean countries in need of new penal facilities. In an exposÈ titled Caribbean Prison – Blue Seas, Black Holes, the influential magazine […]

Britain stands alone in position on asylum seekers

By Alex Barker in Brussels, Richard Milne in Oslo and George Parker in London From Financial Times UK Britain is now standing alone in refusing to accept asylum seekers from the front lines of the EU migration crisis after Denmark bowed to pressure and joined the “burden sharing” effort. Responding to a groundswell of public […]

Prime Minister presses UK tax havens about ownership

By agency reporter From Ekklesia David Cameron has written to the UK’s tax havens about the importance of them knowing and revealing more about who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, The move has been welcomed by Christian Aid and other tax-justice supporting development groups. But campaigners warn that words must […]