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Responding to accusations of sleaze

April 27, 2021 1:50 PM

74vb (By Innocenceisdeath - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28946176)Each day we get new accusations about inappropriate behaviours by members of the Conservative government

Yesterday was no different with

The problem the Conservatives and the Prime Minister has is that he has a track record of having only a passing acquaintance with the truth - just ask the people of Northern Ireland who were promised no paperwork or border in the Irish Sea post Brexit! Indeed a video produced by Peter Stefanovic has now been viewed over 10 million times showing the PM regularly lying to Parliament ( see Boris Johnson's truth twisting in Parliament exposed. You may need to sit down.. - YouTube). The fact that Downing Street and sundry ministers then deny the accusations means that they are no longer taken at their word. Telling porkie pies has become the norm when responding to these accusation

The real issue here is lack of transparency

The government are in court because they have not declared all the covid contracts ( many of which were fast-tracked to friends and donors of the Party) as they should have done. A Financier works out of Downing Street with no contract as an advisor whilst free to sell his companies services inside government, people lobbying the PM on his personal phone because they are well connected insiders and have his personal number are all example of government in the shadows. Over 10 years of Tory rule have bred a feeling of entitlement and a preference to do business outside of the rules and conventions that ensured openness and fairness which at one time made the UK a beacon of open, un-corrupted government

Whatever the merits of each of the many accusations of inappropriate behaviour you cannot escape the feeling that the current administration and the Conservative Party are not upholding acceptable standards

The elections on May 6th are an opportunity to fire a shot across the bow to say it has to stop