Making this country the greatest place on earth!

was claimed by Boris Johnson back in August 2019 when he wrote the introduction to the latest version of the Governments Ministerial Code that can be obtained from here. Of course the code was written some months before COVID emerged in our Nation. It was also before there was any expectation that the rules set out by the Ministerial team for people in our Nation for COVID would be broken by the Prime Minister and his colleagues. The Ministerial code was also written before our Government decided to adopt the Israeli attempt to move people they were not prepared to accept into their Nation and to send them over to Rwanda. The link between Priti Patel and Israel helps to explain why the Government has chosen to adopt this appalling decision. The fact that “Rwanda’s last migrant deal ended in escapees and claims of slavery: Israel flew thousands of refugees to African nation but almost all fled… and those that stayed struggled to survive” was indicated in yesterdays Mail Online focusing on the activity between 2014-2017.

In regard to the COVID issue back in mid 2021 Andrew Pierce wrote his twitter comment before he and many other people realised that Boris Johnson had broken and was still breaking social distance rules in the same way that Matt Hancock had done so. The call from Pierce that

Any other ministers found to be breaking or have broken social distancing rules should be sacked on the spot, not allowed to resign like Matt Hancock

was focused on Ministers and presumably the Prime Minister to be sacked rather than being allowed to resign! We must wonder when Boris will now be sacked?

Here is the text from Johnsons introduction on the Ministerial Code that he wrote 32 months ago. Inevitably he was primarily focusing on Brexit but it also can be focused on a wide range of themes including COVID dishonesty and copying the Israeli Rwanda appalling behaviour.

The mission of this Government is to deliver Brexit on 31st October for the purpose of uniting and re-energising our whole United Kingdom and making this country the greatest place on earth. We will seize the opportunities offered by Brexit, investing in education, technology and infrastructure, unlocking the talents of the whole nation and levelling up across our United Kingdom so that no town or community is ever again left behind or forgotten. In doing so, we will make our country the greatest place to invest or set up a business, the greatest place to send your kids to school and the greatest place in the world to live and bring up a family. To fulfil this mission, and win back the trust of the British people, we must uphold the very highest standards of propriety – and this code sets out how we must do so. There must be no bullying and no harassment; no leaking; no breach of collective responsibility. No misuse of taxpayer money and no actual or perceived conflicts of interest. The precious principles of public life enshrined in this document – integrity, objectivity, accountability, transparency, honesty and leadership in the public interest – must be honoured at all times; as must the political impartiality of our much admired civil service. Crucially, there must be no delay – and no misuse of process or procedure by any individual Minister that would seek to stall the collective decisions necessary to deliver Brexit and secure the wider changes needed across our United Kingdom. The time has come to act, to take decisions, and to give strong leadership to change this country for the better. That is what this Government will do.


About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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