Journalists often ask, as they asked at the time, whether the Johnson government was corrupt. My response at the time was that 'there was more corruption and corruption risk in and around this government than any British government since … [Read more...] about Revisited: Is Britain ‘Politically Corrupt’?
Our recent book, The Bonfire of the Decencies: Repairing and Restoring the British Constitution, analysed the turbulent 2019-2022 Boris Johnson administration from a constitutional perspective. It noted a worrying tendency. Johnson himself, and … [Read more...] about Post-Johnson, constitutional combustion continues. But the fire can be extinguished
Media reports claim that Boris Johnson attempted to use his influence to land his then girlfriend, now wife, top jobs. Is this corrupt? Assessing whether something is 'corrupt' is notoriously hard, usually due to obfuscation, a lack of … [Read more...] about ‘Carriegate’: should we conclude the Prime Minister is corrupt?￼
Earlier this week, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (and shadow minister of too many things to list) Angela Rayner gave a speech at the Institute for Government (IfG) outlining the party’s plans to clean up politics. Rayner attacked the current … [Read more...] about Labour’s plans to clean up politics