Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Something to be proud of

New Zealand is officially the least corrupt nation on earth, topping Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index. The other top spots were taken by Scandinavian countries (no surprises there), Singapore, and Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the UK's ranking has dropped to an 11-year low in response to their ongoing Parliamentary expenses scandal. Something for our own politicians to keep in mind when responding to public calls to rein in their perks?