"Don’t call it sleaze, call it corruption"

swee'pea99

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"Maugham estimates that the government spent £12.5bn on PPE that it could have got for £4.5bn. “We’re talking vast amounts of waste,” he says. It didn’t have to be this way. “It’s not the inevitable corruption that comes when, at the time of national emergency, you put aside process in the interest of speed. It’s the institutionalisation of corruption to benefit your friends.”

The stink of it...the stink.
 

winjim

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I've always considered that the term 'sleaze' carried some sort of sexual connotation. In my mind it doesn't apply to common or garden financial or political corruption, nepotism or the like.
 
"If it smells like corruption then it probably is corruption." Jack Bauer

There are however some cases which appear to be both corrupt and sleazy.

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BoldonLad

Old man on a bike. Not a member of a clique.
I've always considered that the term 'sleaze' carried some sort of sexual connotation. In my mind it doesn't apply to common or garden financial or political corruption, nepotism or the like.

Yes, that sounds about right... but... there was (is) a bit of sex mixed in with it, so, maybe, sleaze does fit?
 
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