Allegations of cronyism have been rampant ever since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. That's nothing new. At first it seemed to be limited to his purge of the Conservative Party to rid it of moderates and those who he believed might cause him trouble or fail to vote his way in Parliament. But over the last year, since the Covid Crisis deepened, allegations that his government is feathering the nests of political and personal friends, or business associates, or Conservative Party donors have become more and more frequent.
So far it has been impossible to nail any particular allegation to the government because they have either covered up their activities, failed to produce documentation when required, failed to answer questions in Parliament and sometimes just downright told lies. None of these things have been made to stick even when legal challenges have been made because the government uses its huge resources at the treasury to oppose those legal challenges. Nobody is able to mount a serious challenge that can go the distance simply because they run out of money.
It is also becoming increasingly clear that the Civil Service is being suborned into this corrupt web of malpractice and dishonesty.
Apart from specific questions such as who is being awarded contracts? How much are they being paid? And what is the taxpayer getting for their money? The deeper and wider question of why is the government going to the extremes that it is going to in order to cover it up, or prevent detailed investigation.
The people have a right to know. Transparency is the most important public aspect of the way our country is run. If this government is misappropriating money for their own benefit or for the benefit of cronies and / or party donors, then that is corruption on a criminal scale and it must be exposed.
The Good Law Project, a non profit making organisation that relies entirely on donations to do its work is trying to expose this corruption. It faces an uphill task but it is nearly in a position to bring a legal case against Boris Johnson over the contracts awarded for PPE during the Covid Pandemic. Be under no illusions, if it were to go the distance and result in convictions, it could bring this government down. Even an experienced and devious - and yet publicly popular - Boris Johnson couldn't survive being involved with that.
Watch the video. There is clear evidence of a serious, premeditated lie, repeated in Parliament and supported by cabinet colleagues and Civil Servants. This needs to be put to a judicial review. Only, the government is trying to put an end to the practice of judicial reviews. Why...? To prevent their corruption coming to light...?
This has to be exposed.