Monday 24 January 2022
Resigned To Rishi
Lord Agnew's resignation ought to be a much bigger story. The Government has written off £4.3 billion of the £5.8 billion that has been stolen from its emergency Covid-19 schemes. On the Government's own figures, benefit fraud in 2020 amounted to £65 million, around 1.5 per cent of that write-off.
There was no check that companies had HMRC reference numbers, or that furlough claimants had National Insurance numbers. Yet the man responsible for this is still the best available candidate to become Prime Minister. Including the Leader of the Opposition.