TI criticises “watered down” legislation: TI has reacted strongly to reports the UK is to review the provisions of the Bribery Act as they relate to facilitation payments. It stressed that bribes are always illegal and said it is too soon to tell how well the Act will work in practice. It also noted the Act was introduced in response to criticism from OECD and said public opinion in Britain would be “scandalised” if an overseas company tried to bribe a UK politician. (Source: TI Criticises Watered Down Legislation)