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bimboman wrote: “The sheer volume of flawed contracts ——- 1 or 2.
Pestfix alone has been award 11 contracts... (not just the one they've published to date).

The sheer volume is problematic because the Government has only published a fraction of the contracts it awarded (without tender) and has not complied with the 20 day rule that governs such awards.
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David Schneider @davidschneider wrote:The fact Matt Hancock’s pal Dido Harding was chosen by him to head up the new health institute despite having no expertise and having failed on track and trace will be of great interest to the PM’s Anti-Corruption Champion who is - *checks notes* - Dido Harding’s husband.
That is fake surely?
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Bimboc69 wrote:
Insane_Homer wrote:
David Schneider @davidschneider wrote:The fact Matt Hancock’s pal Dido Harding was chosen by him to head up the new health institute despite having no expertise and having failed on track and trace will be of great interest to the PM’s Anti-Corruption Champion who is - *checks notes* - Dido Harding’s husband.
That is fake surely?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_Harding
Harding is married to Conservative Party Member of Parliament John Penrose, who sits on the advisory board of think tank 1828 which calls for "the NHS to be replaced by an insurance system and for Public Health England to be scrapped."
https://www.gov.uk/government/people/john-penrose
Biography
John Penrose was appointed the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion in December 2017 and was reappointed in July 2019.
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Ben & Jerrys wrote:Hey @PritiPatel we think the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture.
What arseholes, showing compassion and shit! #alllivesmatter eh?
I know the Tories set the bar very low but that is not showing compassion
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Dido "Queen of Carnage" Harding is the definition of failing upwards.
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Insane_Homer wrote:
David Schneider @davidschneider wrote:The fact Matt Hancock’s pal Dido Harding was chosen by him to head up the new health institute despite having no expertise and having failed on track and trace will be of great interest to the PM’s Anti-Corruption Champion who is - *checks notes* - Dido Harding’s husband.

She does what her husband tells her says every misogynist always.







Harding is too useless to even be a stooge.
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Interesting Twitter thread from Ian Birrel with quotes from Cummings
https://twitter.com/ianbirrell/status/1 ... 9034233857
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bimboman wrote:Harding is too useless to even be a stooge.
Surely is.
Her and Hancock will no doubt discuss her ongoing role when they next ride out together at Newmarket. Which they appear to do quite regularly
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I'm sure there is no connections between the £100k of donations to Matt Hancocks political activities from the Jockey Club and Dido Hardings appointment as the new PH czar.

A mere coincidence that she is on the board of the Jockey Club.

I'm sure also these donations in no way affected the decision to run the Cheltenham festival during a pandemic.
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SaintK wrote:Interesting Twitter thread from Ian Birrel with quotes from Cummings
https://twitter.com/ianbirrell/status/1 ... 9034233857

I think we can be fairly sure Cummings isn’t getting his own way on these things.
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Insane_Homer wrote:
bimboman wrote: “The sheer volume of flawed contracts ——- 1 or 2.
Pestfix alone has been award 11 contracts... (not just the one they've published to date).

The sheer volume is problematic because the Government has only published a fraction of the contracts it awarded (without tender) and has not complied with the 20 day rule that governs such awards.
I can understand that all this is no reason to modify political persuasion. It is not confined to this country or any party but it is the type of conduct derided in Africa and Latin America.

However, I find it really difficult to understand why no Conservative (or Brexit Party) posters ever express any concern about Governmental nepotism with public funds.

Excepting any family business proprietors (who are free to make business appointments as they please), this nepotistic, closed and sometimes clandestine squandering of funds in the private sector would usually lead to the sack. The directors are after all accountable to the shareholders. But here, we are talking about public funds, taxpayer money where Conservatives in particular are usually always looking for value, and often cuts.

My theory is that Brexit has led to a form of anything goes political tribalism. Come on, Tory Boys, own up and tell me why I'm wrong and why you never seem to express serious concern at this nepotistic financial abuse of our taxes.
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Because the ideology that private means better than public is all too often a justification for thieving as much money from the public purse in the name of corruption as possible?
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ukjim wrote:I'm sure there is no connections between the £100k of donations to Matt Hancocks political activities from the Jockey Club and Dido Hardings appointment as the new PH czar.

A mere coincidence that she is on the board of the Jockey Club.

I'm sure also these donations in no way affected the decision to run the Cheltenham festival during a pandemic.
Of course not.
While Mr Hancock's exploits on the racecourse are less illustrious - he won a charity race in 2012 - he represents the constituency of Newmarket, where the UK's most expensive bloodstock is stabled.

He is the industry's unofficial champion in the Cabinet, although some have raised eyebrows at donations he has received from prominent figures and firms in the sport, including equine auctioneers Tattersalls.

Questions have also raised about the government's decision to award Covid-19 testing contracts to Randox Laboratories, part of the Randox Health business which sponsors the Grand National at Aintree.

Both the racecourse and the firm have links with the Conservative Party.

Dido Harding sits on the board of the Jockey Club, which owns Aintree, and the MP and former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson's late wife Rose was chair of the racecourse.

And Mr Paterson himself has been an adviser to Randox Laboratories since 2015.

Mr Hancock has been lavish in his praise of Baroness Harding during their appearances together at Downing Street, rejecting criticism of the delayed test and trace app and even describing it as the "cherry on Dido's cake".
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bimboman wrote:
SaintK wrote:Interesting Twitter thread from Ian Birrel with quotes from Cummings
https://twitter.com/ianbirrell/status/1 ... 9034233857

I think we can be fairly sure Cummings isn’t getting his own way on these things.
How can we?
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SaintK wrote:
bimboman wrote:
SaintK wrote:Interesting Twitter thread from Ian Birrel with quotes from Cummings
https://twitter.com/ianbirrell/status/1 ... 9034233857

I think we can be fairly sure Cummings isn’t getting his own way on these things.
How can we?

Yeah, you’re right. Williamson is exactly the type of minister his previous quotes appprove of.
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bimboman wrote:
SaintK wrote:
bimboman wrote:
SaintK wrote:Interesting Twitter thread from Ian Birrel with quotes from Cummings
https://twitter.com/ianbirrell/status/1 ... 9034233857

I think we can be fairly sure Cummings isn’t getting his own way on these things.
How can we?

Yeah, you’re right. Williamson is exactly the type of minister his previous quotes appprove of.
Ah, I think I see what you're getting at!
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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-a-levels

A company linked to Gove and Cummings gets a contract to “assist with communications” for the qualifications board. A contract that wasn’t put out to public tender.
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-a-levels

A company linked to Gove and Cummings gets a contract to “assist with communications” for the qualifications board. A contract that wasn’t put out to public tender.
Ah!! Jobs for the boys and girls...........again
Hope they haven't been paid yet. They have failed miserably
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SaintK wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-a-levels

A company linked to Gove and Cummings gets a contract to “assist with communications” for the qualifications board. A contract that wasn’t put out to public tender.
Ah!! Jobs for the boys and girls...........again
Hope they haven't been paid yet. They have failed miserably
This isn't corruption, it's super forecasting
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piquant wrote:
SaintK wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-a-levels

A company linked to Gove and Cummings gets a contract to “assist with communications” for the qualifications board. A contract that wasn’t put out to public tender.
Ah!! Jobs for the boys and girls...........again
Hope they haven't been paid yet. They have failed miserably
This isn't corruption, it's super forecasting
As in forecasting just how many untendered contracts and how much they can rake in from their mates in high places
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SaintK wrote:
piquant wrote:
SaintK wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-a-levels

A company linked to Gove and Cummings gets a contract to “assist with communications” for the qualifications board. A contract that wasn’t put out to public tender.
Ah!! Jobs for the boys and girls...........again
Hope they haven't been paid yet. They have failed miserably
This isn't corruption, it's super forecasting
As in forecasting just how many untendered contracts and how much they can rake in from their mates in high places
Who can stop them?
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It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
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Boris Johnson has got to raise his game for PMQs. This was a total shambles
Traditionally a prime minister will prepare by deciding what questions are likely to be asked and rehearsing answers to them. Mr Johnson, it appeared, had not taken this precaution. His replies to Sir Keir were incoherent, irritable, and often bewilderingly irrelevant. He had the air of a man who has slept through his alarm, dressed in a panic, and discovers only during the mad dash to the station that his trousers are inside out.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... -shambles/

When even the Torygraph is taking the piss out of Boris, it is clear that something is very wrong.
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PMQs were particularly awful yesterday. I've never really seen the point of them but Boris clearly couldn't give a toss. He is only interested in getting his cheerleaders back who will fawn at his schoolboy joking replies
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
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Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
Bimbo has been a staunch defender of every virtually every single lie and cockup this government has made this year.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:36 am
Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
Bimbo has been a staunch defender of virtually every single lie and cockup this government has made this year.
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Useless bumbling lying twat got skewered again in PMQs yesterday. :thumbup:

accuses Starmer of supporting the IRA, while having just appointed IRA apologist Claire Fox into the House of Lords :lol:

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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:36 am
Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
Bimbo has been a staunch defender of every virtually every single lie and cockup this government has made this year.


I’ve “defended” very little, I just correct you’re nonsense occasionally.
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Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
No Hunt would have taken with Mays rejoin departure from Europe.

Boris has a couple of uses, brexit and Cummings rocking the boat. Apart from that he’s terrible at the detail (has no interest in it). Should have been Gove really.

On the plus we have Raab and Gove.

On the minus they’re spending like Corbyns wet dream.
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bimboman wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:27 am
Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
No Hunt would have taken with Mays rejoin departure from Europe.

Boris has a couple of uses, brexit and Cummings rocking the boat. Apart from that he’s terrible at the detail (has no interest in it). Should have been Gove really.

On the plus we have Raab and Gove.

On the minus they’re spending like Corbyns wet dream.
“...on the plus we have Raab...”

Not even you could say that with a straight face.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:40 am PMQs were particularly awful yesterday. I've never really seen the point of them but Boris clearly couldn't give a toss. He is only interested in getting his cheerleaders back who will fawn at his schoolboy joking replies
It’s basically a re-enactment of an oxbridge debating society atmosphere, which is of course where most of these people cut their teeth. It’s a bit of craic but it doesn’t achieve much. David McWilliams argues that the British system promotes the type of person who would excel in this type of system.
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ScarfaceClaw wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:38 am
bimboman wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:27 am
Glaston wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:59 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:38 pm It feels a bit weird not having bimbo defend the indefensible
Ummm, Bimbo was never a Boris fan.

Just like he didnt like May.

I have a vague recollection he was going for Jeremy Hunt but I might be wrong.
No Hunt would have taken with Mays rejoin departure from Europe.

Boris has a couple of uses, brexit and Cummings rocking the boat. Apart from that he’s terrible at the detail (has no interest in it). Should have been Gove really.

On the plus we have Raab and Gove.

On the minus they’re spending like Corbyns wet dream.
“...on the plus we have Raab...”

Not even you could say that with a straight face.


He’s hardly put a foot wrong. Excellent foreign minister so far.
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Kay Burly “Tony Abbott is a homophobe and a misogynist”

Health Sec @MattHancock: “He’s also an expert on trade”

But Gove said Britain has had enough of experts?

Is that another U-turn?
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Bimbo 2016/17: "I voted Remain to avoid all the kerfuffle"
Bimbo 2020: "Boris is useless - but at least he's getting Brexit done"
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Good to have you back, B. :thumbup:

Mick has really been missing you. All at sea really and last seen dipping his toe in the Trump thread, where he would doubtless value your support. He seems to have a bit of a crush on Sen's sub.
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P in VG wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:43 am Bimbo 2016/17: "I voted Remain to avoid all the kerfuffle"
Bimbo 2020: "Boris is useless - but at least he's getting Brexit done"


Well quite. As I argued many time once the votes were counted the decision was made. You’ll not find that inconsistent.
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shereblue wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:44 am Good to have you back, B. :thumbup:

Mick has really been missing you. All at sea really and last seen dipping his toe in the Trump thread, where he would doubtless value your support. He seems to have a bit of a crush on Sen's sub.
Indeed, though I’ll be circumspect with posting as I’m now held to a different standard than other posters.

I watched the piranhas circle. Micks a big lad though so sure he’s fine.

Santa has been hilariously good on that and a few other threads and in little need of assistance.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:39 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:40 am PMQs were particularly awful yesterday. I've never really seen the point of them but Boris clearly couldn't give a toss. He is only interested in getting his cheerleaders back who will fawn at his schoolboy joking replies
It’s basically a re-enactment of an oxbridge debating society atmosphere, which is of course where most of these people cut their teeth. It’s a bit of craic but it doesn’t achieve much. David McWilliams argues that the British system promotes the type of person who would excel in this type of system.
Most PMs and leaders of the opposition have been rather average in this system. Mr McWilliams is taking shite
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