British PM David Cameron Caught On Camera Calling Nigeria and Afghanistan World's Most Corrupt Countries - WATCH VIDEO

British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” during a conversation with the Queen, on the eve of a major corruption conference in London.

Footage on ITV News showed Mr Cameron on Tuesday afternoon chatting in a group including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Commons Speaker John Bercow. The incident where Mr Cameron could be overheard was shared on Twitter by ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship.


The Prime Minister is, this week, hosting delegates from the two countries for the summit, and the incident as he spoke with the Queen at an event to mark her 90th birthday will be a source of acute embarrassment, a British online news medium, Independent said

During the summit, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to deliver a keynote address entitled: "Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together."

Mr Cameron singled out the two as “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”, adding: “We've got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.”

A spokesperson for Downing Street declined to comment directly on the conversation, but did point out that the leaders of both Nigeria and Afghanistan have themselves spoken about the scale of their corruption problems.

Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani and Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari have written essays for a book accompanying the summit.

Mr Ghani, they said, acknowledges in his piece that Afghanistan is “one of the most corrupt countries on earth” and Mr Buhari that corruption became a “way of life” in his country under “supposedly accountable democratic governments”.

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