It had been stated, several times, that London is the most corrupt financial city. What can be done to clean it up and who starts the ball rolling? It will definite not be the fatcats which have no intention of paying their taxes. It won’t be PM May and her Tory Government although she keeps giving speeches about getting tough with tax avoiders.
Roberto Saviano an anti-mafia journalist said: “London is the heart of global financial corruption. All managed by Rich and Elite Tories and Tax Avoiding Friends which became UK to be known as the most corrupt place on earth.”
Well, that is something to be proud of to achieve that.
Saviano wrote a book exposing Neapolitan, Camorra and Mafia and pays for it by living under armed police guard for over 10 years.
He explained that it is not UK bureaucracy, police or politics, the last I personally would have objection, but what is corrupt is the financial city. 90 per cent of the owners of capital in London have their headquarters offshore.
In his opinion, leaving EU there is a hidden danger which would reduce the joint attempt to fight illegal economies. He pointed out the Qatari society, Mexico cartels, Russian Mafia to gain more power.
He added that there is proof and evidence that today, the criminal economy is bigger than the legal economy, drug trafficking overshadows the revenue of oil firms. Cocaine brings in £300bn a year. Criminal activities have no rules and like the Mafia are highly organised crimes do not respect the rules of law as most of the financial companies who have offshore residence.
Saviano remembers how he felt writing the book that led to the Camorra to warn him they would kill him.
He said: “In my lifetime 4,000 people have been killed in Naples and surround by the Camorra, but when I was younger I did not have a clear perception of the criminal power that ruled that area.”
His eyes were opened and his mind was changed at a murder of a priest. He was 30 years old and shot in the face because he spoke against the Camorra.
Saviano said: “For the love of my people I will not keep quiet in the face of a dictatorship run by the Mafia. He called it a totalitarian power within a democracy and wrote an essay denouncing them.”
Saviano’s life changed completely since he wrote his book. There were many books written about the Mafia but what Saviano done wrong was to name names and stating facts exposing people in the Camorra and their actions.
He is now followed by two bullet-proof cars and has five officers to protect him. Sometimes, he feels guilty to bring other people into danger. He lived like that for 10 years.
His advice is not to take freedom of expression for granted and pointing out to brave Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban at 15 years because she campaigned for the right of girls to be educated. According to Saviano Taliban are the world’s biggest heroin traffickers and make a fortune. Yet, they tried to stop a 15 year old who spoke up for women and girls to go to school.