And some people have made their minds up that they are guilty, always have been, always will be, and judged them so without bothering to listen to those who have been sifting through the records and the details and gathering 'evidence' and preparing for the various forthcoming inquiry's or Judicial Reviews.
Might as well just go and hang the tory bastards now and not bother waiting for the actual facts to emerge.
Oh and if you like stats here's one for you - twice as many companies were awarded contracts (104) who went through the normal channel than those with 'connections' to Tory MP's (47) - must mean they are better off not having MP's involvement then - or at least you might think that if this was the only statistic given!
Hence the saying, lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Statistics mean nothing unless you understand the context in which they specifically apply to. If you haven't the time or resources to evaluate everyone's offers then what the most sensible thing to do in the situation?
Might it be evaluating the ones more likely to be the most credible, first?
I would think so.
And if credibility is having access to manufacturing in China were 80% of PPE's are made who do you think is more likely to have that, the rich millionaire businessmen with Tory affiliation or the militant shop floor trade unionist who know all the words to the Red Flag?
I'm not claiming life is fair but in terms of horses for courses, isn't it more likely that these detested Tory voting millionaires are more likely to have the required links to get the PPE's than someone not known to you who - lets be honest - is unlikely to be able to facilitate £100m manufacturing contracts from a lockdown China in the face of worldwide competition and with an immediate delivery requirement?
I'm not saying non of the others not in the priority group could not facilitate that but it seems to me that there's a better chance of finding them from the priority group - and even then 90% of those who were thought to be possibly able to do that were shown not to be and rejected.
And this 'bit of a rush' you mention - wasn't the government being crucified daily because of the lack of PPE's?
I'll say they were in a 'bit of a rush', people were dying and doctors and nurses need PPE's themselves to save other people lives, yet you think those having to procure the essential and urgent equipment should wade one by one through the 15,000 requests for contracts rather than highlight the 500 most likely to be able to do so - and even then find that 450 of 'your best chances' actually couldn't!
I must live in a completely different world than some people on here.
Yet another one whose political prejudice rather than his brain rules his head.
Can't even wait two weeks to see what the PAC inquiry has uncovered.
In fact why bother - they're guilty whatever PAC or the judges say anyway.
Isn't that right, Brother Hip Priest.
The peoples flag is deepest red...