Last June I opened a constitutional case against the National Book Council for declining its reviewer’s request to review my book, A Rent Seeker’s Paradise. This case will be only one of a series of cases against my successor and the Minister of Education on the political take-over of the National Book Council, and in order to preserve my legacy at the Council as a non-partisan and autonomous public entity of the book industry.
I will not comment on the case other than pointing out the fact that my successor has said that his staff was involved in the decision collectively.
Politically, it is a testament to how the Labour government treats employees with the government: back our politically-motivated and highly irregular decisions, or get fired.
The full testimony can be downloaded here.
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