The High Court has found the government acted unlawfully when it gave a contract worth £560,000 to a company run by friends of the PM's former chief adviser Dominic Cummings. Ministers have denied any favouritism was shown towards the market research agency Public First. But the judge decided a failure to consider other firms could be seen as suggesting a ‘real danger’ of bias. Cummings wanted the contract to be given to a firm whose bosses, Rachel Wolf and James Frayne, were former colleagues of himself and Michael Gove.
Government acted unlawfully over Covid contractWritten by David Fletcher 11 Jun 2021
- Pray: for this lawsuit to make those in positions of authority think twice before giving any appearance of acting to benefit friends rather than serving and working for the public good. (Proverbs 19:1)
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