‘Corruption is rife in Britain’s Pakistani community, the country’s most senior law officer has warned.
Dominic Grieve said politicians needed to ‘wake up’ to the threat of corruption posed by minority communities using a ‘favour culture’.
In remarks that will inflame already sensitive diplomatic relations with Pakistan, the attorney general said he was referring to ‘mainly the Pakistani community’.’
Minister apologies for Pakistani 'corruption' remarks
‘The Government’s chief legal advisor has apologised for “any offence” caused when he said corruption in parts of the Pakistani community is “endemic” and a growing problem that politicians have underestimated.
Dominic Grieve QC, the Attorney General, said he had not intended to suggest there was a “particular problem in the Pakistani community”.
In an interview with the Telegraph Mr Grieve said corruption was “endemic” in some communities and he was “mainly” referring to those of Pakistani origin.’
Dominic Grieve reveals Jewish ancestry
‘A full house for Friday-night dinner at West London Synagogue last week, where guest speaker Attorney General Dominic Grieve revealed his Jewish ancestry.
His great-grandfather was Sir George Roberts, a philanthropist who made donations to charity under the name “Audax”.
Sir George’s Jewish mum was the daughter of Abraham Goodman, who was linked to West London Synagogue. Goodman had a son who married into a family related to Botany Bay coloniser, Solomon Levy — “one of the leading pioneers of Australia”, Mr Grieve said.’