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Cameron Withdraws ‘Fantastically Corrupt’ Statement…Praises Nigeria and Afghanistan for Anti-Corruption Fight

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Just a day after British Prime Minister David Cameron referred to Nigeria and Afghanistan has fantastically corrupt nations, the leader of the conservatives has praised the nations for the action they have taken in combating corruption.

He made the comments during Prime Minister’s Questions in response to Conservative MP Philip Davies, who asked him why aid was being given to countries he considered corrupt.

Mr Cameron said that the leaders of both Nigeria and Afghanistan were “battling hard against very corrupt systems and countries” and had made “remarkable steps forward”.

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He added that he did not believe it would be right to withdraw aid to such countries, as problems in those states could come back “to haunt” the UK.

On Tuesday the prime minister was criticised for his comments about corruption in Nigeria and Afghanistan.

He was caught on camera as saying: “We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain – Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”.

Source: itv news

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