From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“The European Commission is funding an OECD research exercise to advise the standards in public life commissioner on how to improve oversight rules and procedures. The government is invited to participate, along with the opposition, experts and civil society. The government was represented at the introductory meeting, behaving as if they were being dragged over coals. They were absent for all other meetings after that. This is the way they do things.”

Read the full article here.