Covid contract case throws light on government’s relationship with truth

Posted by on June 9, 2021 2:45 pm
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Rather than apologise after defeat, the government issued a statement at odds even with its own case

Cronyism will be the main accusation made against the government after the high court ruling that the Cabinet Office acted unlawfully, with “apparent bias,” when it awarded a contract last March to a company run by long-term associates of Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings.

But the Good Law Project’s victory, and the Cabinet Office tumult during the pandemic that it exposed, has raised another fundamental question about integrity: the government’s relationship with the truth.

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