Can anti-kleptocracy win in London?

Edward Lucas, a columnist at the Times, a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), and formerly a senior editor at The Economist is one of Britain’s best known critics of Russian kleptocrats and his enablers. Now he’s making the jump into politics as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Cities of London and Westminster for the Liberal Democrats. Europe Center senior fellow Ben Judah finds out why he is standing in this #BritainDebrief.

What needs to change to stop the City of London enabling kleptocracy? What platform is Lucas standing on? And what are his chances?

You can watch #BritainDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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