Cronyism

Total 6 Posts

Government spent billions of taxpayers money on Lateral Flow Tests.

8 min read
How the government awarded contracts to private companies during the coronavirus pandemic, why it matters, and... will we ever know the truth?

David Cameron and Greensill: This toothless regulator is absurdly easy to sidestep.

5 min read
Former PM David Cameron didn’t break any rules in his relations with Greensill – because the rules hardly exist.

Lobbying and cronyism in Britain: Fat cats and other felines.

3 min read
Britain’s so-called lobbying and cronyism row is anything but. It’s about fat cats, lean mean hunters, entitled purebreds, scruffy strays, trainable tabbies, rebellious rescues — in other words, all sorts of felines padding through the corridors of power.

Too much democracy for this little island?

3 min read
If you haven’t noticed it yet, there is deep concern about the government’s cronyism, greed, and undemocratic practices. Today, even the Speaker of the House of Lords raised the alarm. Is anyone listening?

If it smells like cronyism and it looks like cronyism, then it must be cronyism.

3 min read
In a speech he gave in the House of Commons, Dan Carden, the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, denounced the government’s “incompetence” in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, its “cronyism”, and its “ideological obsession with outsourcing and rip-off privatisation.”

The long, slow grind continues.

12 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s brilliant Brexit analysis on state aid as a stumbling block, the attritional grind of emerging Brexit effects, and why there seems to be so little public concern. Faith, pragmatism, post-truth politics, and possible futures.
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