The UK has become a safe haven for some of the wealthiest people in the world who break international laws. A recent cross-party report by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee stated that the UK Government is not doing enough to keep our society free of this dirty money and should go further.
Labour has long called for an overseas register of interests so we can route out these dodgy dealings. The minister said that he wants to remain ‘consistent to our values’. Well, I don’t know what values the UK Government has but I know that people in Flintshire want a fair society where those who do wrong are held to account and cannot use the UK to harbour their ill gotten gains.