Money, Power and Scandal in Public Life: Is there corruption in the UK Government? A 5 News Podcast
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure over the funding of the refurbishment to his Downing Street flat, just weeks after former Prime Minister David Cameron was questioned over a lobbying row to do with his work with Greensill Capital. There is an avalanche of headlines and questions surrounding politician's honesty in public life - is this just an inevitable messiness of money colliding with power? Or is it corruption in the UK's highest office? Dr Hannah White OBE is currently the Deputy Director at the Institute for Government with extensive knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall based on over a decade of experience in parliament and the civil service. Previously she ran the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the Cabinet Office - the Committee responsible for overseeing these matters. Hannah's OBE was awarded to her for 'Services to the Constitution' in 2020. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts, and analysts.
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