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June 24, 2022

Standards in public life

BBC History Extra has published a podcast that we made about my recent book.

Shady deals & rigged elections: the changing face of corruption | History Extra podcast on Acast

Some of the discussion turns on the issue of standards in public life, something which seems rather topical: in recent weeks the government's anti-corruption 'czar', John Penrose, and the Independent Adviser on Minister's Interests (also called an 'ethics adviser') Lord Geidt, have both resigned; and this post is made on the day that two by-elections, in very different types of constituency, seem to show that the public does care about integrity in office.

The Monster of Corruption, a detail from a satire of 1819

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