Covid and accusations of cronyism

Transparency rules have been cast aside by ministers in their coronavirus panic. The result? Privileged access for friendly lobbyists and £1.5bn of contracts to Conservative-linked companies. We speak to the Sunday Times journalist who exposed much of it, and a lawyer bringing a case against the government.


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Guests:

Gabriel Pogrund, Sunday Times Whitehall correspondent.

Jo Maugham QC, Director of the Good Law Project.


Host: Manveen Rana. 


Clips used: BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News.


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