BRITAIN: Taken for a Camel Ride?

Scandals involving the business practices of multinational companies have become so commonplace that exposing them is emerging as a growth industry in itself. Last week when the London tabloid Daily Mail published an expose of an elaborate system of alleged bribes and payoffs maintained by Britain's big, government-controlled automaker, British Leyland Motor Corp., the shock waves reached the highest levels of Britain's shaky Labor government.

The story raised questions about the exposers as well as the exposed. British Leyland has some similarities to the Lockheed Aircraft Corp., the American company whose use...

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