Campaigners have submitted a legal challenge alleging that the Prime Minister and Health Secretary had acted “unlawfully”. When appointing top posts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Legal challenge submitted over ‘unlawful’ coronavirus crisis appointments: According to reports made by The Observer, the case has been filed jointly by the Good Law Project and the Runnymede Trust. Who stand for racial equality. Also, in the review, submitted to the High Court, it said that three posts were filled without any form of advertising. Nor open competition usually found when filling senior public sector roles.
The case relates to the recruitment of test and trace boss and Tory peer Baroness Dido Harding. Kate Bingham, head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce; and Mike Coupe, director of NHS Test and Trace, the Observer added.
Then Director of the Good Law Project, Jolyon Maugham QC, took to social media to say. “This is our belief, that cronyism – which undermines the public interest, discriminates against those who don’t rub shoulders with cabinet ministers. Also this shuts out those who lack the family fortune to work unpaid – it is unlawful. And we at @GoodLawProject mean to prove it in court.”
Later, Mr Maugham added that the full court documentation will be published later. A Number 10 spokesman said: “We do not comment on ongoing legal proceedings.”
Additionally, The Good Law Project and Runnymede Trust’s crowdfunding page said. “Appointing your mates” was not a recent thing. Or “the preserve of the Conservative Party”. And now is the time to put a stop to it. It finished off by saying “This government’s approach discriminates against those born without a silver spoon in their mouth.
Likewise, it’s unfair to those who don’t rub shoulders with high-ranking ministers. And it’s unfair to groups who the data shows are shut out of public life.”
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