War profiteers … not just in Amsterdam …
This is a video from Britain on Geoff Hoon and other corrupt ministers of the Tony Blair administration.
From the Financial Times Westminster blog in Britain:
May 16, 2011 10:45 pm by Jim Pickard
While all eyes are on one Huhne, his namesake Geoff – give or take a bit of spelling – is finding new pastures in the corporate world. The former defence secretary, who was ensnared in a Dispatches sting (saying he would use his contacts to find employment in the private sector*) is off to work for AgustaWestland, the helicopter company. Here is the full story on ft.com.
Former defence secretary Geoff Hoon stoked further controversy today after it was revealed that he had taken a senior position at an Anglo-Italian defence manufacturer: here.
- AgustaWestland Wins First Wildcat Export Deal With South Korea – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Sikorsky Poised to Win $6.8 Billion U.S. Chopper Contract – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Helicopter crash: the AgustaWestland 109 (telegraph.co.uk)
- No basis for buying AgustaWestland choppers: CAG (ibnlive.in.com)
- ‘CAG findings on chopper deal not new for CBI’ (thehindu.com)
- Indian Air Force didn’t even test Agusta chopper: CAG (indianmilitarynews.wordpress.com)
- CAG blasts Government in chopper scam: Auditor claims MoD set helicopter price ‘higher than AgustaWestland itself requested’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- CAG finds ‘several instances’ of deviation in chopper deal (thehindu.com)
- Now, it’s the PAC’s turn to look into VVIP chopper deal (thehindu.com)
- A.K. Antony and Ratan Tata made witnesses in Finmeccanica corruption trial (dailymail.co.uk)