The Anonymous Widower

€1m Qatar Corruption Scandal Rocks European Parliament

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is the sub-heading.

A senior MEP and three officials have been charged with corruption, money laundering and participating in a criminal organisation.

As Cilla would have said “Surprise Surprise!”

December 13, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , ,


  1. It seems to me that bribery is just ‘illegal lobbying’.
    According to the Parliamentary Register of Members Interests quite a number of our MPs have been the beneficiaries of such Qatari ‘legal bribery’.
    What an ethical dilemma.

    Comment by fammorris | December 13, 2022 | Reply

  2. Corruption in the EU? Heaven forefend 😁😁

    Comment by Maurice Reed | December 13, 2022 | Reply

  3. At least the MEP and others involved are in police custody unlike those involved in our home-grown PPE scandal.

    Comment by JohnC | December 13, 2022 | Reply

  4. It seems to me that often in UK nobody goes to jail
    3 November, 2022 Serious Fraud Office News Release
    Glencore Energy UK Ltd will pay £280,965,092.95 million (over 400 million USD) after an SFO investigation revealed it paid US $29 million in bribes to gain preferential access to oil in Africa.
    I wondered why the dividends weren’t better

    Comment by fammorris | December 13, 2022 | Reply

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