Between Brexit induced labour shortages and the amount of time he’s spent hiking taxes, Rishi Sunak STILL hasn’t managed to appoint an independent adviser on ethics and the work is building up!
In his first month, Sunak made Suella Braverman Home Secretary, one week after she was sacked for a security breach, both his deputy and chief whip faced multiple accusations of bullying, and it was reported his household income could still be benefiting from trade with Putin’s Russia despite UK sanctions.
Even more recently, it was reported that a Conservative Peer was paid £29 million by a company she recommended for the government’s VIP lane for pandemic contracts.
What an in-tray!
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The continued absence of an ethics adviser is just the tip of the iceberg. Since 2019 the Government has shut down avenues of accountability in the courts via reform of judicial review, on the streets via the Policing Act, and at the ballot box via the Elections Act which will skew the next election even more in their favour.
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