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 The article states that £364m of Covid related contracts have been awarded to firms with links to the Conservative Party, without going through a proper procurement process, using an EU loophole ironically. I do get that things need to be done quickly during a pandemic and normal process can be slow, and so some flexibility is required, and if there weren't all the other "coincidences" like Dido Harding and Robert Jenrick / Richard Desmond as well, it wouldn't look so dodgy. But there are those other "coincidences"

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28 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

If this happened in any other country we'd point and laugh. And use it as an excuse to reduce foreign aid.

Totally. If you read about a Zimbabwean official who had failed in a high profile role immediately being given another, and that they were married to the anti-corruption person, you'd roll your eyes and think "plus ça change".

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1 hour ago, Delbow said:

 The article states that £364m of Covid related contracts have been awarded to firms with links to the Conservative Party, without going through a proper procurement process, using an EU loophole ironically. I do get that things need to be done quickly during a pandemic and normal process can be slow, and so some flexibility is required, and if there weren't all the other "coincidences" like Dido Harding and Robert Jenrick / Richard Desmond as well, it wouldn't look so dodgy. But there are those other "coincidences"

If only the PM was as quick with his decisions about locking down, as the Conservative Ministers & officials are quick with awarding mates of theirs lucrative contracts, maybe the daily infection and death rate wouldn't be so catastrophic.

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On 12/01/2021 at 19:10, apelike said:

Its not intended for 10 days but 5 and costed out at £10.50 not £30. Unfortunately its the usual Facebook/Twitter rants that have got it wrong. Having said that its a very poor show and should be much better.

 

This is the BBC's take on it:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55628428

 

Not so! I am against giving out food boxes or vouchers and I am all for the parent to get extra means tested money so the parent can buy the food. Its economically better to do it that way.

Further information on this issue 

 

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David Schneider on Twitter: "“These food parcels are unacceptable and don’t meet the standards we expect” says government who set the standards the food parcels basically met. https://t.co/OkqZPUQggK" / Twitter

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Just been reported that the head of the Covid recovery group, Steve Baker, has told Boris Johnson that his leadership is under threat if he doesn't outline a roadmap for when the restrictions are going to be lifted.

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On 13/01/2021 at 23:17, Mister M said:

That's not really information just a Twitter media rant about it as I have already stated. Notice that in the Twitter replies someone has also posted that it was meant to have a value of £30 (just like you posted in post #782) when it was costed out at £10.50 and was for 5 days. I have actually tried to find the Government Guidance list that Schneider has used but so far have not been able to find it.

 

However... This is the latest information on the matter:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

 

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