Corruption in parts of the Pakistani community is "endemic" and a growing problem that politicians have underestimated, the Government's chief legal adviser has said.
Dominic Grieve QC, the Attorney General, said ministers should "wake up" to the threat of corruption in public life, which he attributed to "minority communities" that operate a "favour culture".
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Grieve praised the integration of minorities into British life, and pointed out that corruption can also be found in the "white Anglo-Saxon" community. But he said that the growth of corruption was "because we have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic. It is something we as politicians have to wake to up to".