Last week were reported on the Justice Secretary's decision to review the Bribery Act, and Transparency International's response to the Evening Standard.
The Evening Standard had another story on the issue today, quoting a letter from March last year from Jonathan Djanogly, now a junior justice Minister in the Government. Djanogly wrote "I sat on the very constructive joint committee for the Bill... we were satisfied that the Bill, more or less, worked well legally. What upset the committee was the lack of time provided by the Government, which did not allow us to study the practical application of the Bill to the extent that we wished." You can read the full letter at the FT website (you'll need to register/login first).
We have just launched an action that you can take now - writing to Ken Clarke, Justice Secretary, urging him to ensure that the Bribery Act is implemented as passed.
If you're a UK citizen, write to Ken Clarke now, and then share the page with friends.
Chandu Krishnan, the head of Transparency International UK is to meet with the Justice Secretary on January 24th, and he needs our support to demonstrate that the UK public expect the law to come into effect in April, as planned.
We will update you on the outcome of that meeting next week, but in the meantime, we encourage you to stand up for the world's poorest, and ensure that it's not legal for UK companies to behave corruptly overseas.