Corruption at a elite crime fighting unit. Police taking bribes. Leaks of sensitive information to media outlets and secret meetings between politicians and rich businessmen, large donations and gifts to political parties. Sounds familiar? You are probably thinking of South Africa or some third world country but you would be wrong. These shenanigans are not happening somewhere in Africa but in that bastion of democracy, paragon of virtue and shining light of good governance that is Britain today. Revelations of the kind mentioned is being delivered at the public hearings into phone hacking at the News of the World.