Yes the UK is sinking into a kakocracy at a rapid rate. Tories have always been institutionally corrupt but once upon a scandal if found with their hands in the till or trousers around their ankles they had to resign. Now, corruption in plain sight every day - and nothing. If the likes of Hamilton, Aitken or Profumo had been caught now the would just carry on with a nod and a wink from the party big-wigs.This is a good article about cronyism-
Cronyism in Britain is rampant and goes unpunished. We're turning into a banana republic | Polly ToynbeeThe handing of Covid contracts to chums is no surprise. This government’s modus operandi is ‘favours to friends’, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbeewww.theguardian.com
I really don't think it's a question of being balanced (or by contrast, biased) to put forward the view that it's fundamentally wrong to hand multi-million pound contracts to totally unqualified firms that just happen to belong to your mates and/or political donors and even more so when some of them then deliver PPE which is either unusable or not in the amounts that were promised.We are told that the GLP are bringing some more cases to court so I prefer awaiting those and having them tested in court not on this board which is hardly balanced
Ministers awarded contracts worth billions to political croniesfound that “suppliers with links to politicians were ten times more likely to be awarded contracts than those who applied to the Department of Health."
He really does talk utter rubbish on many topics particularly Brexit, Vaccines and now this. I am a bit old fashioned in that I like to consider the evidence myself rather than joining the herd. I have not yet seen any evidence of corruption in either the JR decision from last week or the NAO report from November. NAO report says several times no evidence of Ministers being involved in the procurement decisions or their management thereafter. If the GLP litigation finds corruption or cronyism I will call it out.This coming from the fella who voted for them?
Because they " got brexit done" anything else is just sour grapes from the remoaners
It's a really sad state of affairs. I really wish we taught politics in school. There would still be the @Hicktonpen10 s of this world but hopefully they would be fewer as more people would understand what was going on.Because they " got brexit done" anything else is just sour grapes from the remoaners
Because of the way he’s acting here. I’m very suspicious of someone who wants to deflect and ignore corruption. It means he’s either a really nasty person and deserves it or he doesn’t quite understand that it’s his taxes, his money that is being used to fuel the corruption which is why I said he needs educating.
Thanks for the support Cooper. ST really cannot deal with someone having a contrary view to him. He fires off nonsense without engaging brain. Just thinking would hate to see him on a jury as his ignorance of the rules of evidence is frightening. Never mind beyond reasonable doubt or balance of probability if its in the papers or on this board then its proven. Have to say the one shoe analogy cracks me up.This is the man yesterday crying that he was being bullied by @Alvez_48 over his terrible one shoe analogy and here he is attacking @Hicktonpen10 consistently. He has already stated that he will wait for the findings of the GLP case against the government. This case ruling does not state the government handed out dodgy contracts and anyone suggesting otherwise is incorrect.
He is not ignoring corruption as it has not been proved there is any and has simply stated he will wait for the evidence. Perfectly reasonable. ST suggesting there is corruption as a fact is the one who is incorrect and using it to attack another poster. Again something he doesn't like and claims is being bullied if happens to him
You can absolutely have a contrary view to me. If that contrary view is being happy with government corruption and prepared to defend it however. Then I have every right to criticise this. Any right minded person would.Thanks for the support Cooper. ST really cannot deal with someone having a contrary view to him. He fires off nonsense without engaging brain. Just thinking would hate to see him on a jury as his ignorance of the rules of evidence is frightening. Never mind beyond reasonable doubt or balance of probability if its in the papers or on this board then its proven. Have to say the one shoe analogy cracks me up.
Piers Morgan rightly called him out and gave him a good kicking. Hancock will not care as his bank account will have swelled during this pandemic I would have thought, what with all his cronies winning contracts through their expertise in these areas. I mean who, in the midst of a national crisis, urgently needing NHS supplies, wouldn’t have turned to their local pub landlord to bail them out to supply much needed vials for the NHS despite no previous experience in this field.
I have never and will never defend corruption of any kind. If I have missed something that proves corruption then I apologise but the NAO report that I have read in full makes it clear that Ministers acted appropriately by declaring possible conflicts, not being involved in awarding contracts or in their subsequent management. Can we just leave the personal attacks alone as we don't know each other and I would never presume to know or care about your character.You can absolutely have a contrary view to me. If that contrary view is being happy with government corruption and prepared to defend it however. Than I have every right to criticise this. Any right mind person would.