The judge, Mr Justice Chamberlain has ruled that Conservative Secretary of State for Health has acted unlawfully by failing to publish COVID contracts. Failure to do so breached the “vital public function” of transparency over how “vast quantities” of taxpayers’ money was being spent. This comes following numerous allegations of cronyism and possible corruption by the conservative government.
The judgment is a victory for the Good Law Project (GLP), a crowdfunded not-for-profit organisation that is making a series of legal challenges relating to the government’s procurement of protective personal equipment (PPE) and other services during the pandemic.
We say – it’s time to hold the Tory government to account and put a stop to this culture of cronyism and corruption