The Good Law Project has dropped its legal challenge to the government’s recruitment of Kate Bingham as chair of the vaccines taskforce, which had alleged it failed to follow a valid process and gave key roles in the pandemic to people well-connected to the Conservative party.
In the same legal action, the GLP is maintaining its challenge to the appointments of Dido Harding as head of NHS test and trace, and of Mike Coupe, who formerly worked with Harding at Sainsbury’s, as director of testing.
That argument against Countess Kate always was going to be difficult to support. But look what the snivelling little git is doing here. Risky decisions, taken against the clock, let’s prosecute the one that didn’t work and ignore the one that did. As a condemnation of the process of taking risky decisions against the clock.
Emotionally balanced people – those not charging after a title in order to recover from their father’s rejection of them – wouldn’t do this, would they?