Amid accusations of cronyism, government auditors found that suppliers with links to politicians were ten times more likely to be awarded contracts than those who applied to the Department of Health and Social Care. In some cases due diligence checks were not carried out until weeks after contracts had been awarded.
It turns out that it is not the London liberal ‘remoaner’ elite who were the problem – it is the illiberal brexiter elite who are the problem. And the problem is corruption – and it’s criminal.
Our distrusted democracy and distrusted politics now have an objective reason – in my view far more insidious than the expenses scandal – to be thoroughly distrusted.
This was corruption in the state – and in the state’s hour of need, when legitimate UK companies were prepared to supply at cost.
Yes, the world’s oldest Parliamentary ‘democracy’ is, at a time of maximum distress, being exploited and milked by its own government.