From the EU's report, it's clear that the UK is largely free of the endemic low level corruption that pervades other nations in the Empire; we don't bribe traffic cops to avoid three points (the political class just lie about who was driving) or bribe doctors to treat us or to get medicines. With the exception of the banks and the global corporates, which are mired in fraud, duplicity and cheating, our smaller traders and merchants are largely honest and consumer transactions fair. In other words, at the level of most citizens, most merchants and most low level public servants we are what we have long been - an honest and fair nation.
The corruption and rottenness is at the top of the pyramid and amongst the multinational and mega corporates, amongst the politicos and their dags, running wild amongst the quangos and fake charities. And since taking office, Cameron and his failing government have done precisely nothing to tackle it. We have a Speaker that condones it, is a part of it. And our major news organisation is so riddled with greed, corruption, fraud and mismanagement that it is no longer fit for purpose, no longer a moral force.
And they lie and lie and lie. To select committees, to the tame media, to each other and most of all to us. They have long since cast their lot with the most profoundly corrupt presence in the whole of Europe - the EU itself, fount of fraud, corruption and mendacity, robber of democracy, cheat of nations, adulterer of free trade, overseer of corporatism. The battle lines are clear.