The worst part of this is it isn’t even the only example of Tories using the Covid-19 crisis to line their mates’ pockets rather than help.
It seems your Tory government – voted into power against last December with a massive majority because the UK electorate thought its MPs were the most trustworthy – has been handing your cash to its mates again.
The Tories spent £150 million of your money on 50 million face masks for the NHS – that can’t be used.
Three months after they were bought, the government said the masks, which use ear-loop fastenings rather than head loops, may not fit tightly enough.
Amazingly, the government still reckons its safety standards process is “robust”.
But the question is whether this process was even used, because the masks were bought by the President of the Board of Trade, Liz Truss, after she was approached for the contract by one of her long-standing friends and advisors, Andrew Mills.
Oh, and apparently it was sourced through a tax haven so this guy can keep all the money.
It seems clear that the process by which these useless masks were sourced was utterly corrupt – just a way to hand a huge amount of money to a friend of a Tory minister.
Here are just a few examples of the huge outcry online:
Liz Truss here! We gave my friend Andrew Mills £150m of your money for Covid masks. Sadly they dont work but I’m sure he’ll give you a credit note. Hubby says ‘at least Dick Turpin wore a mask’🤷🏼♀️
Anyway here’s Andy. Without a mask. @JolyonMaugham #ToryCorruption pic.twitter.com/SI7b9UCVvB
— I’m Liz Truss* (*I’m not) (@truss_i) August 6, 2020
Liz Truss paid £150m of public money to a company owned by a Govt advisor for faulty #NHS PPE.
If I gave your life savings to a mate who ran off with them we’d both be put in prison.
Tell me again why Corbyn was the most dangerous man in Britain?
— Piers Morgan 👁🗨 ᴾᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@PiersMogan_GMB) August 6, 2020
The PPE scandal is not a sign of the government's "incompetence."
They didn't award contracts to longstanding friends and associates in error.
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) August 6, 2020
— dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) August 6, 2020
I want you particularly to bear this next comment in mind…
4.1 million children live in poverty. That is 30% of children who don't have the right diet, the right living conditions and can participate fully in activities.
And the Tories have the temerity to waste money on corrupt deals to line their own pockets.#ToryCorruption
— 3.5% DemoCat Social Fist🌹✊ (@BornSocialist1) August 6, 2020
… when Boris Johnson finds Truss and Mills completely innocent of any wrongdoing.
And remember – the Tories were voted into power because they presented themselves as the most trustworthy.
More fool the voter who believed it.
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
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