Corruption is “rife worldwide” according to Transparency International BRITAIN is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, with UK public officials seen as some of the most honest anywhere, according to a comprehensive new report. The UK ranks in the top 10 nations for officials seen as least likely to take a backhander, watchdog Transparency International has said, in its annual global review of corruption. This is four places above Britain’s position last year, and marks the first time the country has entered the top 10 in eight years, having been as low as 20th in 2010. Britain’s higher ranking was attributed by the watchdog’s director Robert Barrington to “good rhetoric” from the government…