Is it possible to call a judicial review of the decision to fight a judicial review when that fight is a clear waste of public money?
Great fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs to bite 'em
Little fleas have lesser fleas
And so ad infinitum
- Augustus de Morgan
Fun, but not true, therefore cryptic as an answer.
The government has been criticised for spending up to £600,000 defending a legal challenge against its award of a contract to a company run by long-term associates of Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings.
The estimated costs could exceed the £550,000 the government spent on the contract with the company, Public First, to conduct focus groups on its Covid-19 messaging.