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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 14:28

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"So what next?"

Same with all the other times this government has broken the law. Nothing.


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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 14:35

As an addendum to the above, it appears that Cabinet Office rules on this sort of procurement were put in place back in 2015:

https://www.prweek.com/article/1718616/award-500000-covid-contract-public-first-unlawful-high-court-rules

They were all issued under Cabinet Office procurement rules, drawn up in 2015, which allow for the direct award of a contract to a supplier “due to reasons of extreme urgency”.

A Cabinet Office memorandum last year on procurement, which highlighted these rules, noted that “COVID-19 is serious and its consequences pose a risk to life” and that “regulation 32(2)(c)… is designed to deal with this sort of situation.”

However, while allowing for awarding contracts in an emergency, the rules do contain tests for the contracting authority, in this case the Government, which must be met; including that the situation was unforeseeable, public health is at risk, or that it is impossible to run an accelerated procurement process to meet the need.

Public sector bodies must not only justify the use of these procedures, but they must also constantly reassess whether these conditions are being met.

So you could argue two things here:
1. the pandemic was a global emergency in which immediate action was needed in the interests of public health
2. the procurement rules put in place for times of 'extreme urgency' were taken advantage of

I would err towards 1 rather than 2, but that being said I would expect any such decision to be fully documented and transparent.

Any deviation from that and I would lean towards 2.

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 21:04

2 definitely happened, I don't think the government has still followed the legal ruling to publish all the contracts.


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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 21:20

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"2 definitely happened, I don't think the government has still followed the legal ruling to publish all the contracts."

Well, it seems we agree.

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RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 10th June 2021, 09:25

RE: [VIDEO] Boris the not-a-spider

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:43

Cummings has published private messages between himself and Boris about him saying how useless Hancock is:
https://dominiccummings.substack.com/p/the-pm-on-hancock-totally-f***ing


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