Russian “dirty money” in London has been identified as a security threat to the UK. This argument over-simplifies the issue and ignores the nature of London as a financial centre, reliant on the EU and emerging markets for liquidity. As a global financial hub, London has been welcoming capital, often laundered on the way to London through an elaborate chain of shell companies and offshore schemes. In the face of Brexit and risking losing its main financial market – the EU – the UK cannot jeopardize its links to emerging economies, Russia included. The political measures currently proposed therefore, are likely to be toothless.
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