Over in New Zealand it’s been decided, at High Court level no less, that Greenpeace is not a charity. They do too much lobbying and their political activity is not in keeping with a charity. Many of their activities are also potentially illegal which is a further reason for them not be a charity.
However they still do the same potentially illegal activities as their NZ brothers and sisters. Now that taking bribes is a criminal act it seems that UK companies doing stuff which is legal in the foreign jurisdiction (or at least not illegal) means that they can still be taken to court for their offshore activities.
Does anyone think that Greenpeace’s activities deserve such action? What about stuff that is illegal in the foriegn country, should UK companies be take to court even though they haven’t committed the crime here in the UK?