‘I don't like acts of dishonesty by the state’: Jolyon Maugham QC on Covid cronyism
The financial probity of valuable government PPE contracts is being challenged in the courts. The barrister leading the charge explains how democracy itself is under threat
Over the past few years, Jolyon Maugham QC, founder of the Good Law Project, has become an unmissable presence on Twitter. But unlike most keyboard warriors – anonymously vocal about Brexit, trading memes over mask-wearing and gender politics – he has only ever seen the social media platform as a means to an end. “I really don’t like this phenomenon of disinterested observers pointing out things that are going wrong,” he says. “I want to be in the club of people who actually put skin in the game to make it better, rather than merely making clever observations from the sidelines.”Continue reading...