Over the last year I’ve noticed a proliferation of news reports covering examples of corruption. There are lots of arrests and sackings being made in fields such as government, the police, the media, sport and big business. Cameron’s ex-press secretary, for example, was arrested today, and another man successfully sued Olympus for wrongful dismissal after he’d blown the whistle on them. Those are two examples among many.
I’m tempted to suggest that these cases are just the tip of the iceberg, but I can’t know that for certain so I can’t claim it. I do wonder why it’s happening, though. I wonder whether it has anything to do with it being 2012.