Astonishing levels of government corruption

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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by TimW » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:45 pm

Govt lose Judicial Review.

https://goodlawproject.org/update/the-judgment-is-in/
Judge Chamberlain wrote: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.

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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by cvb » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:41 am

TimW wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Govt lose Judicial Review.

https://goodlawproject.org/update/the-judgment-is-in/
Judge Chamberlain wrote: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.
While this is good. Does anybody stand accountable? What happens to them?

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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by plodder » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:56 pm

nothing, they can now afford excellent lawyers.

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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by discovolante » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:23 pm

Legally, the court makes a 'declaration' of what the SoS has done unlawfully, because by this point he has more or less complied with the rules so the court didn't think it was necessary to order him to do so. Politically obvs that's different, nothing happens.

The judgment can be downloaded here: https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/good ... cial-care/

I've very briefly skimmed the end basically so if I've got the above wrong feel free to point it out.
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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by Rich Scopie » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:31 pm

And Matt Hancock's reply? People will think he did the right thing, so there's nothing to apologise for.

Does anyone in this Government have any shame at all? (Rhetorical)
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Re: Astonishing levels of government corruption

Post by Little waster » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:37 pm

Rich Scopie wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:31 pm
Does anyone in this Government have any shame at all? (Rhetorical)
I'll have you know a government minister personally oversaw the purchase of £3bn worth of shame, sufficient for everyone in the UK, from a close personal friend they know from their golf club.

I think you'll find the apparent shortage is due to people* fecklessly misusing it.





*probably on benefits ... or teachers ... or immigrants ... or something
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