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''I can't hear any whistling, just the clock ticking.''
There's a little known table of what PPE has been distributed for use by the NHS in England. It shows that, in over five months, we only consumed 6.6m FFP2 facemasks. Goodness knows why we tried to buy 50m from Liz Truss' adviser, Andrew Mills (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ppe-deliveries-england-27-july-to-2-august-2020/experimen...).
“Trust me, new planning laws aren’t about rich developers, but about local communities” says Robert Jenrick who saved rich developer £40m at the expense of local community.
“As an MP, Zahawi earns £74,962 a year. He also earns £241,500 a year from the Kurdish oil company Gulf Keystone, on top of regular bonuses. He is paid a further £40,000 a year by the recruitment company SThree.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/04/tory-mp-nadhim-zahawi-tax-haven-balshore-berkford-i...
This crowdfunder - which we set up to pursue the Pestfix case - is now also having to fund the Clandeboye case and the Ayanda case. We really do need to raise extra funds if we are to take these important cases to completion. Please help if you can. https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/108million/
Excellent piece by @Peter Geoghegan on how the "European Research Group" transformed the terms of Brexit, why the taxpayer gave it more than £340,000, and why we don't know where the rest of its money came from or how it was spent. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/a-corruption-of-conservatism-how-a-cartel...
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Huge sums of public money have been handed over, without a tendering process, to companies which either haven't delivered the PPE or it's not been fit for purpose I've now written to the minister demanding answers
Government has admitted that 50 million FFP2 masks they purchased from Ayanda – for a price that we calculate to be between£156m and £177m – “will not be used in the NHS” because “there was concern as to whether the[y]… provided an adequate fixing.” https://goodlawproject.org/news/ppe-masks-not-fit-for-purpose/