Financial crime is rife in the UK, with domestic fraud combining with international money laundering to swamp our underfunded police forces. Experience shows that the best way to successfully prosecute such crime is with inside information, and that means we need whistleblowers. However, our dysfunctional system means whistleblowers are effectively dissuaded from coming forward.
What can we do to change this? Kleptoscope, the Frontline Club's regular discussion of corruption, fraud and offshore skulduggery, is back after a two-year COVID-enforced break, and has a stellar panel of guests to explore the problem, look for solutions, and wonder how likely they are to be implemented.
The event will be chaired as usual by Oliver Bullough, journalist and author of Moneyland and the forthcoming Butler to the World.
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales who moved in 1999 to Russia to work as a journalist. He worked first for local newspapers in St Petersburg and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), then for Reuters. He stayed in Moscow, mainly reporting on the war in Chechnya, until 2006. Since leaving Reuters, he has written three books. The first - Let Our Fame be Great - is about the peoples of the North Caucasus, and his travels to find their scattered communities. The second -The Last Man in Russia - is a biography of a dissident Orthodox priest, whose life closely mirrors that of the Russian nation in the 20th century, and sheds light on the demographic tragedy of modern Russia. The third is called Moneyland, and tells the story of how the world's super-rich have broken free of democratic control, and formed their own nomadic global community.
Georgina runs Whistleblowers UK, a not-for-profit aiming to change how Britain relates to whistleblowers. She regularly speaks at conferences and in the media about the opportunity that whistleblowing presents to organisations and society more widely. Whistleblowers Uk campaigns for a legislative reform that properly protects the public interest and whistleblowers through enhanced protection and fair treatment.
These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants you access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London.
Standard Price £15
These are available to full paying members only the nominal £5 fee is redeemable for a drink voucher on the evening.
Primary Member Price £5
Please bring a valid student ID. Failure to do so and you may be refused at the door.
Standard Price £10
Show & Supper
This Ticket buys you entry to this event and a post event dinner in the Clubroom. What you get: 1 Standard In House event ticket 1 Course - from our Club Classics Card 1 Glass of house wine OR draught.
Standard Price £25
Online participation via ZOOM link for this In House Event, for a nominal donation. Ask questions by raising your virtual hand or submit questions in advance.