David Cameron’s corruption remark ‘merely stating facts’ – Philip Hammond


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has defended David Cameron after he was recorded calling Afghanistan and Nigeria “fantastically corrupt”, saying the PM was “merely stating a fact”.He said the countries’ leaders acknowledged a corruption problem.
The PM was recorded in conversation with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Nigerian President Buhari said he was “shocked” and a senior Afghan official said the characterisation was “unfair”.
Mr Buhari’s spokesman initially responded to the story by saying Nigeria’s government was deeply “shocked and embarrassed” by Mr Cameron’s comments.
But the Nigerian president, who came to power last year on a promise to fight corruption, has said he will not be demanding an apology from the British prime minister.