Reply To: How the Portuguese deal with complaints

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Anonymous
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Tree,

The deaths you refer to in the UK have nothing to do with corruption. They are the result of a combination of things, including inefficiency, the refusal of some elderly people to accept help (even when it is available), and a very complex system of benefits. Corruption is not even a tiny part of it. Try to understand this.

As for the Spanish political system, yes – it is more corrupt (by far) than the UK. That is why so many mayors are in jail. Here is an independent table:

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

These IS some corruption in the UK, mostly involving weapons dealing, very large companies, oil reserves, multi-million $$$ business deals, etc. There is NO corruption when dealing with pensioners getting their winter heating allowance. Take it from me. I have lived in Egypt and Morocco. I KNOW corruption when I see it.

Andy