Why the government is being sued over PPE contracts


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The BMJ is a champion of openness and transparency in research, in clinical practice and in health policy. However, if you’ve kept and eye on the journals recently, you’ll have seen that governments have been less diligent about keeping an eye on competing interests than they should be. In this podcast we’re joined by Jolyon Maugham QC - one of the founding members of the Good Law Project, who have successfully litigated against the government on Brexit, and are now turning their eyes to procurement during the pandemic. Jo talks to Kamran Abbasi about how big the contracts have been, how the UK’s system lacks the checks and balances to prevent a government from forging ahead, and if cronyism and corruption have damaged the pandemic response


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