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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Cameron caught on camera telling queen leaders of "fantastically corrupt" are set to attend his anti-corruption summit

Wot? This mike is on? British Prime Minister David Cameron made headlines yesterday when he was caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth that leaders of some "fantastically corrupt" countries, particularly Nigeria and Afghanistan, were due to attend his anti-corruption summit on Thursday, Reuters reports. The queen did not respond, but Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attempted to save face, saying: "But this particular [Nigerian] president is actually not corrupt." Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson Garba Shehu was less than pleased, saying Cameron’s remarks were not "reflective of the good work that the president is doing … The Prime Minister must be looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria." The summit, which follows in the wake of the Panama leak fallout, is expected to play host to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. Panama was not extended an invite.

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