It's Time to Talk About the Stench Coming from Rishi Sunak's Downing Street
In other times a Prime Minister acting as Sunak has done would have long ago been forced to resign in disgrace, says Rachel Morris
There’s been a stream of reports about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s apparent conflicts of interest. In a different era, even the faintest whiff of this sort of impropriety would’ve forced his resignation and an election
But a tolerance for such behaviour has grown in recent years. Thanks to the distractions of austerity, Brexit, Covid, devastating inflation, and to “flooding the zone”, incipient scandals swiftly recede – it’s on to the next drama or empty promise, then the next. Are we to just shrug our shoulders, and consider this the new norm?
In 2021, Boris Johnson said the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country”, which is absolute proof that the opposite is true and the country has a long history of corrupt public ‘servants’. As with many societal issues, the pendulum swings too far then back to the middle, over and over.
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