In the U.K., thebriberyact.com continues its impressive coverage of the Bribery Act, the U.K.’s new anti-corruption legislation. It’s scheduled to come into effect in April. As the date draws near, opponents are stepping up their campaign to water down the law or kill it completely.
The folks at thebriberyact.com asked what we thought of all the hubbub. We said,
Like the FCPA, the Bribery Act will be a great new weapon in the fight against corruption, a new line in the sand dividing right from wrong. But as Winston Churchill said, “The English never drew a line without blurring it.” And to be sure, some are already opposed to the Bribery Act.
Our full response is here.
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On the subject of the U.K., we were wowed last week by The King’s Speech. It may be the best movie we’ve ever seen. Everything about it was beautiful — the story, the acting, the scenery, the dialog, the clothes, the sound track, you name it. If the movie had any weaknesses, we couldn’t spot them.