|On 24th. May, I wrote to our local M.P., Esther McVey, asking her what she would do to restore the public’s trust in politics. This was in the aftermath of the ‘Dominic Cummings’ scandal.|
Four weeks later, I am still waiting for a response, and there have been further reasons for growing cynicism about the integrity and competence of our political leadership:
- huge under-reporting of virus-related deaths
- promises about track and trace broken
- chaos in the full re-opening of schools.
Above all, the Cabinet appears incapable of admitting mistakes and of learning from them. In the words of a former CEO of the NHS, Sir Nigel Crisp: “To err is human; to cover up is unforgiveable; to fail to learn is inexcusable”.