Pray to Play?

Following on from the original My Little Crony map, this visualization zooms in on the government contracts being awarded to firms linked to an Evangelical Christian sect: the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

Investigative reporting by Byline Times and the non-profit group All the Citizens has uncovered 21 UK companies that appear to have links to the Plymouth Brethren, which have won at least 49 Covid-related government contracts since March, worth as much as £1.1 billion.


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The lines represent:

― government contracts
― other connections (e.g. family/employment)

Thicker lines indicate more valuable contracts or donations.

Sophie E. Hill
Sophie E. Hill
PhD student in Political Science