Crony Christmas Countdown

Our Crony Christmas Countdown

It’s nearly Christmas! This is the time for feasting, celebrating and of course, for looking back on the year that has passed. 

We decided that this Christmas we’d treat you all to our unique advent calendar, which explores the stupefying spending undertaken by this Government since the current Prime Minister took office.

We’ve categorised each example as either a Crony Contract (such as giving government contracts to Conservative chums), a Duff Deal (like blowing billions on stuff that doesn’t work) or an Outrageous Outgoing (think spending silly money on interior design). Each day up to Christmas day, we’ll reveal another extraordinary example, and by the 25th, you’ll have the full calendar to ponder over - what a yuletide treat!

Obviously, we’re not doing this just to get laughs. Unfortunately, this is all too serious. You’ll probably be familiar with the sum of £10 billion that the Government spent on a flawed Test and Trace system. But we wanted to highlight the sheer cumulative effect of constant fiscal ineptitude and dodginess when Government has so many other things it ought to be spending on. 

From tackling fuel and food poverty, to making up for lost money from EU regional development funds, this wasteful spending is particularly shameful in the context of what the Government is not spending on. 

So, take a look at our countdown and join us in some festive outrage!


Badvent Calendar Reveal

25th December

25th December  

24th December

Neither use nor ornament

23rd December

Here today cone tomorrow

22nd December

Get ready for...chaos

21st December

PPE pals

20th December

Art attack

19th December

Not the full package

18th December

Failing the test

17th December

More friendly figures

16th December

Testing trickery

15th December

How illuminating

14th December

Defending the indefensible...with the indefensible

13th December

Pampered paper

12th December

Thinking inside the box

11th December

Costly consultants

10th December


9th December

Safety last

8th December

Friendly figures

7th December

Everybody needs good neighbours

6th December

This is not soft power

4th December

Fighting the bad fight

5th December

No expense spared

3rd December

Wine not?

2nd December

A room with

1st December

Brexity blue passports