How To Steal A Trillion

“When Russia invaded Ukraine, it drew the world’s attention to something I’ve been writing about for the best part of a decade: Britain’s role as Laundromat for the Kremlin’s dirty cash.

“This is a massive problem. We have helped fund the creation of an aggressive autocracy that has killed thousands and driven millions from their homes.”

How To Steal A Trillion

Journalist Oliver Bullough traces Britain’s central role in the growth of ‘offshore’ money laundering.

In this episode, he traces the origins of offshoring back to the sleepy City of London of the 1950s. A moment of inspiration fuses with the shock of the Suez Crisis to create a whole new approach to finance – with consequences that are still playing out, right now.