Episode 30: Butler to the World: Britain's Dirty Money Problem

Journalist and author Oliver Bullough delves into his latest book, Butler to the World, which reveals how Britain came to assume its role as the centre of the offshore economy.

Oliver joins CFCS’s Tom Keatinge and Helena Wood to discuss how so many elements of modern Britain have been put at the service of the world's oligarchs and kleptocrats with disastrous global consequences, what this means within the context of Russia’s war in Ukraine, and whether change is realistic.

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

Centre for Finance and Security

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Helena Wood

Associate Fellow; Head of Public Policy at Cifas

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Oliver Bullough

Author and journalist

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