Irrespective if they were rich, poor, high/low life or the politics of envy. They did everything correctly as I understand. The failure in the system and it the system that should have been tighnted irrespective of the buyers nationality. Let us not forget the indifference our Embassy has shown on a matter that affected thousands of Britians.
I find it astonshing when people say that the agent was British and he/she should have acted in a another fashion. Why should they have ? the weakness in the system allowed all and sundry to fester.
To think that the Brits are some kind of whiter than white is total fallacy. You just have to look at the Imperial past & for the recent past wait as each year towards 30 years count down the information becomes is available. The government in power at the time apologises to the affected parties/Countries.