‘As I have said all along’
You’ve been banging on that the calls for transparency are one man’s grudge against the government and a social media conspiracy you sausage.
Now momentum is gaining a bit you disown all of that and suddenly - oh they might win on a technicality.
Own it Sluffy, it’s only the internet.
I've said all along that Maugham has a bee in his bonnet about the government and his campaign about cronyism is nothing but innuendo.
The judge has struck out all of Maugham's inferred innuendo - that is a fact.
I've always said that the government has already admitted technical breaches in the paperwork.
The granted Judicial Review by the judge is focusing on whether these three cases did not apply the required paperwork as required from the criteria to issue the awards - nothing at all to do with cronyism.
It would appear the NAO has already found such things did happen, so it seems logical that the Judge will find the same.
I've never had any issue about scrutiny and welcomed all of the numerous inquiry's into what has happened including Judicial Reviews.
The 'fault' if it is determined there is one, will be how public servants failed to correctly document their procedure in awarding the contract and nothing at all to do with any implied cronyism, which let's be honest was the whole basis of Maugham's multiple cases.
I've consistently told you that it was the civil servants who dealt with the awarding of the contracts and nothing at all to do with the politicians or their associates to the companies awarded them.
So Maugham may now well win the Judicial Review but not due to his real reason for bringing them - Tories doing dodgy deals with their mates - but because the poor civil servants were more concerned in procuring the required PPE's to save the NHS from failing than doing the required paperwork to cover their backs.
I would consider that more of a technicality in winning the JR if that is the judges finding, than the whole thrust of Maugham's agenda being cronyism and possible corruption having taken place which has been 'thrown out'.
I may well be a sausage but Maugham as yet to prove ANY of his multiple claims of any systemic cronyism, which as it stands is still no more than just copious amounts innuendo and taken at face value by most people who are only too eager to believe it to be true.