In the UK, the media and general public have been quite critical of Boris Johnson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from his initial ignoring of WHO guidelines, to being late lockdown, through mixed public messaging, and even defending of his own staff’s own shocking disregard for lockdown rules. But recently criticism has become increasingly heated surrounding accusations of COVID cronyism. The unfolding “chumocracy” scandal is based upon the large number of contracts that were awarded to Conservative Party donors, or to friends or family of members of the Conservative government, during the country’s COVID response.
Is there enough evidence to support these “chumocracy” scandal allegations?
Can Tory party Cronyism be blamed for the UK’s shocking coronavirus response?
If this is the case what can be done about the Tory’s COVID cronyism?
[Picture taken from an April 2020 Conservative Party conference]