Legal challenge launched over ‘unlawful’ Government Covid appointments

Campaigners have submitted a legal challenge alleging that prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock acted “unlawfully” when appointing key figures to top posts during the coronavirus crisis, it has been reported.The Observer said that the case had been lodged jointly by the Good Law Project and race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust.It said that the judicial review, submitted to the High Court, alleged that three appointments were made without advertising the positions and without the open competition normally required for senior public sector roles. This is our belief, that cronyism – which undermines the public interest, discriminates against those who don’t rub shoulders with…

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Met Police urged to withdraw ‘misleading and unlawful’ advice to pubs

Scotland Yard is being urged to withdraw the “misleading and unlawful” advice that pubs should ask for photo ID to stop households mixing.The Metropolitan Police sent a letter telling business licence holders they should take steps to ensure groups were only from one household or part of a support bubble.This could include asking for photo ID with names and addresses, Met Police added. “Erroneous advice and enforcement activity”But Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) said that following legal advice it was urging the Met to withdraw its “misleading and unlawful” advice.He added: The recent communication from the Met Police on October 16 we…

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