Virus-slayer (No, not him)
There is a good article by Helena Wood on the website of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
I asked a couple of weeks ago about reform of Companies House, and Wood has been looking at upcoming proposed changes. It’s an excellent piece, and I urge you to read it.
Overall, the desire to reform seems somewhat half-hearted. The article ends:
“In summary, the proposed reforms are significant, but do not signal the necessary scale of ambition needed to clean up the UK corporate register. There is room to go further and deeper. Doing so is not only the right thing to do in AML terms, but also provides wider reputational benefits for the UK on the international stage. Adding a few pounds onto the cost of incorporating a company in the UK seems like a small price to pay for such a big reward.”
I was reading today about the recent arrest of John McAfee. I remember religiously installing his eponymous security suite on my computers through the 90s. It is alleged that Mr McAfee had been evading taxes, and well, being a shill, for several cryptocurrencies. Hardly edifying.
What grabbed me though, was this paragraph;
“It’s the latest legal complication for the eccentric software mogul, who was a person of interest in a murder in Belize, though not charged with a crime, and last year he was detained in the Dominican Republic for entering the country with a cache of firearms and ammunition. He was also briefly a candidate for president in this year’s U.S. election, ending his run from abroad in March.”
He’s certainly keeping things interesting, isn’t he?
Incidentally, he was arrested in Barcelona, on his way to Istanbul. Of course he was. The race must be on for the film rights. Johnny Depp as lead?
Mr McAfee has published his own version of what happened in Belize.
I think it would make a great movie, don’t you?