David Cameron has been caught on camera during a conversation with the Queen, describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” on the eve of a major corruption conference in London.
The Prime Minister will be hosting delegates from the two countries later this week, and the incident as he spoke with the Queen at an event to mark her 90th birthday will be a source of acute embarrassment.
Mr Cameron singled out the two as “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”, adding: “We’ve got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby intervened to say: “But this particular president is not corrupt… he’s trying very hard,” before Speaker John Bercow said: “They are coming at their own expense, one assumes?”
The government will host world and business leaders at the summit on Thursday in London, aiming to “galvanise a global response to tackle corruption”.
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