DEAR Editor – The Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove MP, broke the law by allowing

the Government to spend more than £500,000 of tax payers’ money on a contract without a tender.

At the time of writing this letter, Mr Gove is still in post. Jolyon Maugham QC is a barrister and director of Good Law Project, which brought the case to court.

He said: “This is no trivial matter. This is not some technicality. This is the High Court agreeing that a Cabinet Minister looks to be channelling public money – your money – to his associates.

“It’s outrageous that the Government should pretend there is nothing to see here. 

“What’s the end point for a country ruled by a Government that has become indifferent to breaches of the rule of law?” 

On the subject of accountability, I wrote to the MP for Worcester on May 19 asking him why he voted against an amendment titled ‘Affordable and Safe Housing for All’.

I have received no response.

Robin Walker MP has simply refused to respond to any questions I ask him about political matters.

If ministers can break the law without punishment, and if MPs can vote on matters that affect us without being held to account, then our democracy is broken.

Neil Laurenson

Worcester Green Party