Just how does public money end up in the pockets of Cummings’ friends? Corruption!

This makes for shocking reading!!

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/a-river-to-my-people/

With Tories it is all about making money!

They are always looking to service profiteers – Greenswill, PPE, Brexit or selling off the NHS.

They don’t tax the rich or block off the tax loopholes; they just tax the poor, cut public services and cut benefits!

It’s immoral!! Corrupt!! Illegal!!

But they’re getting away with it!!

Poetry – The Tornado

The Tornado

Spinning round and round

In ever decreasing circles.

Whipping back and forth,

Sucking the spirit dry

With a whirlwind

Of lies.

Brexit, Covid and inequality,

Cronyism, power hikes

And increased poverty.

Sleaze, corruption,

Profiteering, tax hikes

And a fucked economy.

Round and round,

Spinning out of control

In a tornado

Of lies.

Global Warming, trade deals,

Xenophobia

Species diversity.

Racism, AUKUS, National Insurance hikes,

Hostile environments,

Austerity.

Pay cuts, rising prices,

No levelling up,

Just tragedy.

Round and round

Ever faster

A cyclone, a whirlwind

A tornado of disaster!

Opher – 22.9.2021

All around us the horrendous debris of incompetent government is there for all to see.

The lies pile up.

The empty promises scattered to the winds.

The mess of Brexit caught up in the shrouds of Covid. The pay cuts and huge profit hikes for billionaires put the lie to levelling up.

Instead we have tax rises, national insurance rises, general price rises, soaring energy costs, firms going bust, empty supermarket shelves, no HGV drivers, no fruit an veg pickers, low wages, benefit cuts, covid deaths, and millions given away to Tory donors, millions given to bogus firms and fixers, millions spent on holidays, wallpaper and pub landlords, millions taken in Greenswill’s illegal lobbying. While MPs walk away through a revolving door into multimillion pound futures.

We’re all in it together. One for you, a million for me.

A bunch of xenophobic, racist right-wing imbeciles led by a clown.

Not only are they out of their depth, useless and callous; they are immoral, devious and cynical. Their arrogance is bred into them. They feel entitled.

Boris Johnson Lies – Chris Riddell

On the day that Cameron is had up before parliament for sleazy lobbying!! Johnson lies about payments for refurbishment. Johnson promises a public inquest into how the pandemic was run – cronyism and lies. Johnson will no doubt look into everything and exonerate himself and all other Tories.

Thanks John Peachey.

The Corona Diaries – Day 359

After a cloudy start it brightened up. I stayed in through the morning working on editing my Harper book!! Lo and Behold – I’ve finished!!! I quickly sent it off to the publishers and feel quite euphoric! It’s all done! (Well apart from sorting some photos.)

The sun shone on me as I took my walk. There was a handsome spotted woodpecker hammering in a tree. I watched him a while. My adopted horse had been put in a back field. He couldn’t get to me to get his carrot and just peered forlornly over the fence.

I checked my diary today. I started doing my five mile walks on the 5th of March last year. That means I have completed a whole year (and twelve days) of consecutive walks!!

It’s a bouyant day!! No Covid Blues today!! Now I can focus on my Sci-fi novel!! I might have a glass or two to celebrate!!

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland the madness is galloping apace.

The more I find out about the corruption and cronyism that has taken place the more I despair. Billions of pounds have just been splashed around to Tory donors for all manner of contracts. One contract I read of today was a £178m contract for PPE given to a woman running a dog food company. She farmed it out to a firm in Hong Kong and pocketed millions.

It is obscene and corrupt. We cannot pay the nurses and key workers who have risked their lives but we can give millions to profiteers!!!

The nurses, teachers and those on low pay will be shoved back into austerity for years in order to pay for this corrupt shambles.

There is no transparency as required by law – no tendering as required by law – just incompetence (at best).

Then we have the mess over Brexit. Johnson has created such ill-will that we are virtually at war. Instead of friendly partners we have created hostile enemies and are paying for it. Trade has collapsed, the red tape and border checks are crippling, firms are going bust and it’s all being hidden up!!!

Brexit is shaping to be even worse that Project Fear was saying it would be. Farage, Johnson and Gove want locking up. I don’t know about £350 million a week for the NHS – they are bankrupting the country. This is costing us a fortune.

At the moment the vaccines are being weaponised in this ‘war’. The AstraZeneca is being shunned and called dangerous by the EU and they are threatening to stop the Pfizer from going to the UK. That could scupper my second shot.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot – I think we’ve shot ourselves in the head. Things can only get worse!!

But don’t worry! The Tories have sewn up the BBC, own all the tabloids and everything will be hunky dory. They’ll blame it on Covid and the EU. They even made protests impossible!

Oh for opposition!!! They are literally getting away with murder – 125,000 to be precise.

What an incompetent bunch of crooks!! They’ve made lying an artform!!

Stay safe!!!

Matt Hancock gives a £178m contract for PPE to a dog food supplier!! She farmed it out to Hong Kong and pocketed millions!!

The more one finds out about the dodgy deals and corruption the worse it gets. Billions of pounds have been squandered on Tory cronies. All of this huge amount of money will be paid back through years of austerity for nurses and public servants while these profiteers pocket millions.

This is from the Good Law Project.

Good Law Project

This week’s Panorama gave us the extraordinary tale of a dog food supplier turned PPE broker bagging herself millions acting as a ‘bridge’ for a Hong Kong supplier. Details of the largest contract – worth £178m – came to light only after the BBC’s probing prompted the Government to publish. It sought to explain its failure as an “admin error.” But even if true – which we doubt – this doesn’t justify a further breach of the law on transparency.

Despite the High Court ruling in our favour last month that Matt Hancock had broken the law in failing to publish pandemic contracts, the failures continue.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and his Minister mislead Parliament about the scale of the breaches. And refuse to come clean about the beneficiaries of its ‘VIP’ lane. In his judgment, Judge Chamberlain said “The Secretary of State spent vast quantities of public money on pandemic-related procurements during 2020. The public were entitled to see who this money was going to, what it was being spent on and how the relevant contracts were awarded.”

We agree. And so we have written to Matt Hancock launching new legal proceedings for his continuing failures to comply with the law. Our grounds focus on two key issues:

First, the Secretary of State’s failure to comply with his obligations to publish Contracts Finder notices (CFNs) within the requisite 90 days. In relation to contracts entered into on or before 7 October 2020, he had failed to do so in well over 50% of cases.

Second, the Secretary of State’s decision to obscure the key provisions in contracts. Many contracts are being published in heavily redacted form – one example from December shows the quantity, unit price, size and colour of gowns being redacted; another contract entered into almost a year ago but published only this month is so heavily redacted that no information whatsoever is visible regarding what was even purchased. Publication in this form isn’t transparency; it is advertising the lack of it.

“One unfortunate consequence of non-compliance with the transparency obligations…is that people can start to harbour suspicions of improper conduct…” said Judge Chamberlain in last month’s judgment. We agree. If they have nothing to hide why won’t they publish?

Jolyon Maugham Director of Good Law Project

Test and Trace Cartoon – £37 Billion – the money-spinner for Tory profiteers

There are millions of pounds given to procurers for PPE (two phones calls – thank you very much).

There are Billions for Dido Harding – 2300 managers on £163,000 a year. A system that has never worked.

There are millions given to firms who have no expertise in that area.

There is a pay freeze for carers, teachers and front-line workers. There is a 1% pay rise for nurses.

These are the days of lies, spin, corruption and gullibility.