Tory Cronyism

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Knutsfordian

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“The three PPE contracts thar were used to illustrate the case were a £252m contract for the supply of face masks with a finance company - Ayanda Capital- a £108m contract with Clandeboye Agencies - which had previously supplied only confectionery products - and PPE contracts worth £345m with a company trading as Pestfix.“

I bet that front line NHS and care staff who were on the front line and most at threat of catching the virus were greatly comforted by the fact that the government procured such vital protective from such experienced companies who had previously lined the pockets of the Tory party 😡
And why do you think the scramble for equipment happened? If there were enough legitimate suppliers the world could have had all they wanted ! But there wasn't and companies re-tooled and made PPE. Oh - and maybe because the EU wouldn't release supplies? Just maybe
 

Knutsfordian

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Your ability to find a way to blame the EU for everything is truly amazing.

You think? Just maybe they are not as blameless as you would like to think. The behaviours of the EU leave a lot to be desired and there is a story yet to come here. The UK government didn't get involved in a tit for tat argument as that would have done little to provide the equipment required - but there is a story to come and no doubt when the enquiry asks about PPE it will surface then.
 

James Wood

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You think? Just maybe they are not as blameless as you would like to think. The behaviours of the EU leave a lot to be desired and there is a story yet to come here. The UK government didn't get involved in a tit for tat argument as that would have done little to provide the equipment required - but there is a story to come and no doubt when the enquiry asks about PPE it will surface then.
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Knutsfordian

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The truth laid bare about Tory corruption and cronyism.

Scanalous does not do this justice

so it turns out that what we are really talking about here is that during the height of the pandemic, details of contracts were not published within the stipulated 30 days as the civil servants responsible were busy trying to procure more PPE. It's not that they weren't published, or there was any intent to hide the details. The admin has now caught up with the process and details are again being released on time. So what was the point really? The Good Law Project, a left wing legal pressure group constantly on the look out to embarrass the government, have highlighted a failure in legal duty to publish contract details during the greatest period of turbulence this country has seen since WW2.

I think most of the electorate will see this as a forgivable lapse during extreme circumstances and actually trying to make such a big deal about doesn't reflect well on the Labour party. Given the world has practically been falling apart and some people have been trying to move heaven and earth to get things done and keep people alive - the only thing Labour can find to moan about is a legal breach in reporting due to the extreme workload being experienced within a government department.

I think most reasonable people will see this action as being laughable and a complete waste of public time and money in bringing this to court. All it would have taken to resolve this matter is a question in the House and a bit of co-operation to get the reporting up to speed asap. I think the shame with this sits on Labour's shoulders, not the government's.
 

James Wood

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so it turns out that what we are really talking about here is that during the height of the pandemic, details of contracts were not published within the stipulated 30 days as the civil servants responsible were busy trying to procure more PPE. It's not that they weren't published, or there was any intent to hide the details. The admin has now caught up with the process and details are again being released on time. So what was the point really? The Good Law Project, a left wing legal pressure group constantly on the look out to embarrass the government, have highlighted a failure in legal duty to publish contract details during the greatest period of turbulence this country has seen since WW2.

I think most of the electorate will see this as a forgivable lapse during extreme circumstances and actually trying to make such a big deal about doesn't reflect well on the Labour party. Given the world has practically been falling apart and some people have been trying to move heaven and earth to get things done and keep people alive - the only thing Labour can find to moan about is a legal breach in reporting due to the extreme workload being experienced within a government department.

I think most reasonable people will see this action as being laughable and a complete waste of public time and money in bringing this to court. All it would have taken to resolve this matter is a question in the House and a bit of co-operation to get the reporting up to speed asap. I think the shame with this sits on Labour's shoulders, not the government's.
Does not get away from the point that Hancock broke the law!
 

Knutsfordian

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Does not get away from the point that Hancock broke the law!
Just heard Starmer say that he didn't think Hancock should resign. Technically speaking Hancock didn't break the law, his department produces reports outside the reporting period. In normal times a minister would go, but these are not normal times and the leader of the opposition agrees