The Tory peer Michelle Mone finally admitted involvement in a PPE firm awarded £200m in “VIP” Covid contracts this week. We talk about the numerous other allegations against politicians at the moment, and ask why parliament appears beset with bad behaviour. Plus, how is this affecting the Conservatives’ reputation?
Then, we invite you behind the scenes of the New Statesman newsroom to discuss how journalists source, fact-check and verify their reporting – with a debut from our features editor Melissa Denes.
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