Another ‘specialist’? The government clearly hasn’t a clue

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Sunday 19 September 2021 17:27
<p>Prime minister Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street</p>

Prime minister Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street

With reference to the piece about another “specialist” consultant being brought into the government (Ex-Bank of England chief economist asked to rescue Boris Johnson’s troubled “levelling up” pledge), there is yet more evidence of the widening lack of competence of ministers.

This alarming trend is proof that we are allowing people into government whose qualifications for the role are limited to party loyalty and a clever marketing strategy. It is akin to someone buying a car because of the pretty colour and sales pitch, without checking that it has an engine.

There is clearly something rotten in the state of UK democracy – and it needs fixing.

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