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If the Labour Party were to win the general election next month, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor would both be supporters of hard-line communists.

Jeremy Corbyn has a long history of public association with communism but the fact that his shadow chancellor (opposition finance minister) John McDonnell thinks that Karl Marx has "a lot" to teach the English will come as welcome news for those who are vacillating: you can tell a lot about people by the company they keep and, unlike the Blair/Brown years, at least we know exactly where the leadership stands. And it stands for increasing taxation for millions, according to McDonnell in an interview with the BBC.

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The Financial Crime Forum

The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to Chesterfield to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 12 - 13 June 2017.

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The Financial Crime Forum

The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to Stockton on Tees to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 26-27 June 2017.

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Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management (inc AML/CFT)
The Financial Crime Forum

The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to London to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 8 - 9 June 2017.

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Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management (inc AML/CFT)
The Financial Crime Forum

The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to Birmingham to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 8 - 9 June 2017.

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31 April 2017 - London, England

The Financial Crime Forum, the leading specialists in financial crime risk management seminars and Fora, is pleased to announce its 2017 Foundation Course for Financial Crime Risk Officers / Money Laundering Reporting Officers from new-in-post to three years' experience. The seminar will be held in Central London on 31 May and 2nd/3rd June 2017. The seminar will be conducted by Nigel Morris-Cotterill, the counter-money laundering strategist, who has more than a quarter of a century's relevant experience first as a solicitor and then a specialist in...

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The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to Preston, Lancs, to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 20 - 21 June 2017.

It seems utterly bizarre and a major waste of resources given that there is to be a General Election on 8th June that the local government elections already planned for yesterday were not postponed. But they went ahead. Will the results encourage complacency or be a call to action?

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It would be easy to say that there are no words to describe the horror of Venezuela's descent into civil and economic chaos, but in fact there are many words, mostly now abandoning political analysis and reporting on the increasingly desperate state of a country that, only a decade ago, was rich enough to sell heavily subsidised oil to Cuba. Except that it wasn't properly rich: Venezuela was pretending to be socialist while spending revenues from an increasingly precarious oil industry and now the money has all but dried up leaving its people subject to horrors that are reminiscent of war. [This article has been made available free]

Kudos to Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva and Előd Takáts at the Bank for International Settlements for breaking ranks with the eternal purveyors of optimism and fake good news that are the normal personalities at Central Banks. For two years before the financial crisis went global, central bankers and treasury department ministers and officials pumped out a steady stream of misleading information and soon after it reached its nadir, they have gone back to using selective data to try to convince us all that it's all OK, really and that the deep seated economic woes faced by much of the developed world are really only isolated, sporadic, minor after shocks. Da Silva and Takáts don't agree and...

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