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Perceived Corruption

I received this from the good folks at PAIiIZ

"Recent years saw Poland improve its ratings in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). This means the country has been perceived as a place with depleting corruption.
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published by the Transparency International is the most well-known ranking which measures corruption worldwide. The index measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption. The study used a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 10 (perceived to have low levels of corruption).
Poland, which in 2000-2005 hovered between 4.1 and 3.4 points in the last three years has improved its position by 21 places. In 2007, the country got 4.2 points in 2008, 4.6 point, and this year received 5 points. This year Poland ranked on 49 place (Slovakia 56 Hungary on 46, the Czech Republic 52).
The vast majority of the 180 countries included in the 2009 index scored below five points. Fragile, unstable states that are scarred by war and ongoing conflict linger at the bottom of the index. These are: Somalia, with a score of 1.1, Afghanistan at 1.3, Myanmar at 1.4 and Sudan tied with Iraq at 1.5.
Highest scorers in the 2009 CPI are New Zealand at 9.4, Denmark at 9.3, Singapore and Sweden tied at 9.2 and Switzerland at 9.0. (Transparency International)"

http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2009/cpi_2009_table

Re: Perceived Corruption

Statistics!

The UK is as corrupt as hell.

Take the Public Finance Initiative. Wads of cash for Labour party friends.

Take the bailouts of the bankers friendly to Labour.

The Commonwealth Development Corporation scandal that refuses to get reported by the corrupt media.

Take the owner of the Daily Mail who stopped a tax investigation into his affairs. He lives in the UK, but doesn't.

Take Mandelson, then take him again from a Russian angle.

Take the Inland Revenue - which connived in tax evasion!!!!

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