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Water boss bonuses show privatisation is a gravy train for the greedy

Rivers of Shit: Boris Johnson couldn’t be bothered to think about the details of his Brexit, and now the UK is suffering shortages of materials including those used to clean sewage. So partially-cleaned and harmful crap is going directly into our rivers.

This is the second half of the privatisation scam.

Back on January 25, This Site explained how privatising governments like the Tories give themselves an excuse to sell national assets like water, electricity and railways into private hands.

They do this by de-funding the service to ensure that it cannot employ the right people, buy the right equipment and/or accommodate demand.

The aim is to make people angry at the public service, so they demand privatisation – or at least accept it when it is proposed.

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But what happens after a service is privatised?

This:

Water company bosses have received over £25m in bonuses and incentives since the last general election, according to analysis by Labour.

The analysis found that nine water chief executives were paid £10m in bonuses, £14m in incentives and £603,580 in benefits since 2019.

It comes amid outrage over illegal sewage dumping, with water firms in England seeking to hike customers’ bills by an extra £156 a year to invest in Britain’s Victorian infrastructure.

The blatant greed is staggering in the flagrancy of the insult to bill-payers.

Instead of using the money paid for the service to provide it, shareholders and executives take it for themselves and then (in the case of water firms, literally) flush that service down the drain.

And then they demand more money, under the pretence that they’ll use it to fix the problems they have created.

You’d have to be a fool to believe that one. So what do you think the Tories are planning to do?

And, come to think of it…

What do you think of the plan by both Tories and Labour to increase privatisation of the health service?

Source: Water bosses have received £25m in bonuses since last election, Labour says | Politics News | Sky News


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British Gas boss gets £1.6m bonus. Whoever said ‘the wages of sin are death’ was wrong

Money to burn: British Gas.

Why is a utility provider making a 1,000 per cent increase in profits?

It’s inflationary, it’s impoverishing customers… it should be illegal.

No firm of this kind should make profits above a certain – very low – percentage. A huge increase indicates a fault in the company’s pricing system – probably fuelled by greed and opportunism.

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This creep should be in prison, not in clover.


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Home Office to use £36m private boats to patrol Channel for migrant crossings

Border Force: this boat has probably been taken out of service by now.

This is funny.

Not because of the story…

The Home Office is to use private vessels at a cost of £36 million a year to patrol the Channel for small boats amid a further delay in plans to upgrade the Border Force fleet.

A “procurement pipeline” document published on the department’s website shows it has tendered a contract for “charter of vessel(s) to support small boats operations in the Dover Straits”.

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The contract is due to run from April 1 2024 to March 31 2025, with the service provider listed as “not set”.

The Home Office has been forced to pay for boats from the private sector as its plans to replace ageing Border Force cutters faces another two-year setback, the Times reported.

… but for the response:

Source: Home Office to use £36m private boats to patrol Channel for migrant crossings


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More than a million are dead in UK because of avoidable social/economic inequalities

Hospital ward: what sends people here to die? Avoidable social and economic inequalities, apparently.

1,213,949 people’s lives were cut short between 2011 and 2020 in 90 per cent of areas in England, as a result of avoidable social and economic inequalities – according to analysis by the Institute of Health Equity.

Austerity and regressive funding cuts harmed health and worsened health inequalities well before the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the decade was marked by stalling life expectancy (declining for women living in the 10 percent most deprived areas).  

The IHE believes that not only is health the foremost concern of individuals, communities and businesses, but it is also an indicator of how well a nation is performing.

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The UK is now well below the EU average for how long people can expect to live in good health. The UK’s rankings have gone down since 2014. 

While healthcare is important in treating ill health, the causes of ill health lie in the conditions in which people are born, grow, live work and age. These conditions have deteriorated and resulted in worse health and shorter lives. 

IHE Director Sir Michael Marmot says we know what to do to improve health and reduce health inequalities – now we need politicians to act.

While there has been a lack of effective policies nationally, there has been local action. The IHE is working with over 40 local authoritieshealth care organisationsbusiness and voluntary sector. 

And it has set up a UK-wide Health Equity Network to help organisations and localities share best practice on implementing the evidence on reducing health inequalities. 

Sir Michael has published an open lettercalling on politicians to give us hope for a better future. 

The letter states:

The central plank of the next government must be to prioritise everyone’s health by implementing policies we know will reduce health inequalities.

As most of our health is determined by our social circumstances, health equity and well-being must be put at the heart of all policies:
• Develop a national health inequalities strategy for action based on the following eight objectives:
1. Give every child the best start in life.
2. Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their
capabilities and have control over their lives.
3. Create fair employment and good work for all.
4. Ensure a healthy standard of living for all.
5. Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities.
6. Strengthen the role and impact of ill health prevention.
7. Tackle racism, discrimination and their outcomes.
8. Pursue environmental sustainability and health equity together.
• Appoint an independent Health Equity Commissioner.
• Establish a new cabinet-level health equity and well-being cross-departmental committee.
• Ensure every place and local government in the UK is set up and funded to prioritise equity of health and well-being

Is this a good time to remind you that we can have anything we want. The UK is the world’s fifth-richest economy, so the money is there.

What’s lacking is the will to put it into what we need.

Do you think politicians will pay any attention to this?

Source: Taking Action – IHE


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Health inequalities ‘caused a million early deaths in England in last decade’

Flowers for the dead: this was for victims of the DWP-led cull of sick and disabled people – just a fraction of the million who died between 2011 and 2019.

The National Health Service – and the government – are supposed to ensure that everybody gets the same level of health care, everywhere in the UK, right?

Explain this:

More than 1 million people in England died prematurely in the decade after 2011 owing to a combination of poverty, austerity and Covid, according to “shocking” research by one of the UK’s leading public health experts.

The figures are revealed in a study by the Institute of Health Equity at University College London led by Sir Michael Marmot. They demonstrate the extent to which stark economic and social inequalities are leading to poorer people dying early from cancer, heart problems and other diseases.

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Using Office for National Statistics figures, the report’s author, Prof Peter Goldblatt, looked at the life expectancy of people across England who do not live in the wealthiest 10% of areas.

The report, titled Health Inequalities, Lives Cut Short, found that between 2011 and 2019, 1,062,334 people died earlier than they would have done if they lived in areas where the richest 10% of the population reside. A further 151,615 premature deaths were recorded in 2020, although this number was higher than expected because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This next part is particularly disturbing:

Of these deaths, Goldblatt directly attributed 148,000 to austerity measures implemented by the coalition government from 2010 by comparing them with levels seen earlier.

In other words, the Coalition Conservative/Liberal Democrat government of 2010-15 is directly responsible for the deaths of 148,000 people.

When are the arrests going to happen? When will the prosecutions and imprisonments take place?

Yeah, that’s right – they won’t.

And the reason they won’t is that the current UK government is the most corrupt in the history of the nation.

Source: Health inequalities ‘caused 1m early deaths in England in last decade’ | Inequality | The Guardian


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Three million views for viral video of Liverpool woman confronting Keir Starmer. He then expelled her from Labour

His response: this image of Audrey White and the Labour letter expelling her, by Labour Heartlands, sums up Keir Starmer’s Stalinist response to any criticism he receives.

A video clip of a woman confronting Keir Starmer with accusations that he lied about uniting the Labour Party and instead witch-hunted members “in the most vicious way” has been viewed more than three million times.

This Writer can’t say that all the views were by people who approved of what Audrey White had to say – but at least they have all heard the heartfelt criticisms of a leader who has betrayed the Labour Party’s reason for being, which is to look after the best interests of people in the UK who have to work for a living.

Let’s push those viewing figures a little higher, shall we?

Speaking to him in July 2022, when Starmer had the cheek to visit Liverpool after writing an article in The Sun, which had insulted the people of that city by accusing them of causing the Hillsborough disaster, she said he had bought into Tory ideology of opposing strikes and privatising more of the NHS,

It was clearly too much for Starmer to handle as one of his flunkies tried to manhandle Ms White away (and then lied about touching her), and the so-called Labour leader made no response at all.

It’s possible that the clip made its impact because Ms White’s credentials as a political campaigner are far more impressive than Starmer’s; he has only been an elected politician since 2015, remember.

As for Ms White – here‘s Liverpool World:

White led a long campaign against sexual harassment to change employment law after she was sacked in the 1980s for complaining about the harassment of women at the Lord John clothes shop in Liverpool, where she was a manager.

A film, Business as Usual, was released in 1988, where White was played by Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson, who was a Labour MP for 23 years.

White acknowledged to Liverpool World that she had been suspended by Labour ‘at least twice and possibly three times for speaking out’ but maintained she had never been expelled by the Party.

Starmer’s apparatchiks retaliated four days after the confrontation by telling her she had been expelled in February that year… but they hadn’t bothered to notify her.

Ms White said her suspensions were

“for being interviewed by the [proscribed organisation] Socialist Appeal, the other was for tweets, which was because I was saying I had won a libel case against the Jewish Chronicle.”

In 2020, the Jewish Chronicle agreed to pay damages and issued a public apology to Ms White about articles published about her in 2019 which included details of alleged bullying and a plot to oust former Liverpool Riverside Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman.

The Socialist Appeal interview was given as the reason for expulsion.

But it seems clear that this heroine of the Labour movement was targeted by the party’s current figurehead for the heinous crime… of embarrassing him.

This is not leadership.

It is weakness.

Rather than even attempt to address the concerns of a party member with a far more impressive record of representing the people of the UK than his own, Starmer shunted her out of the organisation that he seems to think he owns.

We can only conclude that everything she said was right and he had no answers for her.

And I think that is why the video clip has had three million views – it shows him up for what he really is: a cuckoo in the Labour nest; a front-man for the Conservative Establishment.


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Boris Johnson’s new lawyers may cost the public more than £1 million. Why pay them?

Money, money, money: why doesn’t Boris Johnson spend some of his own, instead of ours, for a change?

Boris Johnson has sacked the legal team selected for him by the government, after its members provided information to the Cabinet Office that led to a new criminal investigation

And now…

Taxpayers are set to be billed more than a million pounds for Boris Johnson ’s new lawyers, after he sacked the government-provided legal team defending him at the Covid-19 inquiry.

In fact, taxpayers aren’t paying for it – other than indirectly. It’s public money, and if the government wants us to pay it, it will need to tax the money back from us. That hasn’t happened yet.

That being said: I don’t see any reason for the public to continue paying for lawyers that public servants didn’t appoint.

I mean,

It doesn’t seem right, does it?

If he wants to hire his own lawyers, he should damn well pay them himself.

Source: Boris Johnson’s new lawyers set to cost taxpayers more than £1 million – Mirror Online


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What does this Egyptian billionaire want from Sunak’s Tories in return for £5 million bung?

Quiet money: it’s not really a backhander, but we certainly have good reason to ask what Egyptian billionaire Mahmood Mansour hopes to buy with his £5 million payment to the Conservative Party.

Almost as soon as I published my story about Boris Johnson being investigated by the police, someone responded by asking what major story that ‘dead cat’ had been slung on the table to cover up.

Normally, one can just ignore those remarks because they’re made by Tory supporters trying to divert attention from their government’s latest atrocity.

But this time I thought I’d cast around – and here’s a story that seems to have been buried: of an Egyptian billionaire who has donated £5 million to the Conservatives – the biggest bung to a UK political party in 22 years.

Now, why would anybody do that?

The Conservatives have received the largest political gift in 22 years from Egypt-born businessman Mohamed Mansour.

Praising the “capable” Rishi Sunal, the party’s treasurer rejuvenated the Tory coffers ahead of the next general election to the tune of £5 million.

Writing in The Telegraph he said: “I look at what he has achieved in his first months in office and think what he could do in five years.”

Some, commenting on this donation, have made the point that the Tories shouldn’t be able to criticise Labour for having “trade union paymasters” after taking this.

But if we’re to talk about the Tories having a “billionaire paymaster”, then we need to ask what Mr Mansour wants from them “in five years” in return for that still-huge amount of money – if anything.

Source: Tories receive largest political gift in 22 years


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Boris Johnson earns £1m in six weeks, but taxpayer gets his bill for legal fees | The Times

Money, money, money: but Boris Johnson never seems to use any of his own – it’s always yours.

This is the story – and I should have got to it before The Times, of all places:

Boris Johnson has earned nearly a million pounds in just over six weeks – but is claiming public money for legal representation at the Partygate inquiry – and the amount seems to be limitless.

Sadly, the story is behind a paywall, so this is all I can show you –

Boris Johnson has earned nearly a million pounds in just over six weeks, it has been revealed. The former prime minister registered more than half a million po

– plus the link below.

His earnings were mentioned in a previous Vox Political piece, here.

And his public-money funding for Partygate is the subject of this article in the Graun, although it’s covered by many other media outlets if that one isn’t your cup of tea.

Entitled arseheads like Johnson really take the biscuit, don’t they?

He’s taken a million quid on the side – that’s additional to his MP salary, and has anybody actually seen him in the House of Commons lately? – but he wouldn’t dream of using any of it to fight the Partygate allegations.

He’ll happily take it from you and me instead.

That’s how they stay rich and you stay poor.

Source: Boris Johnson earns £1m in six weeks, but taxpayer gets his bill for legal fees | News | The Times

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Firm implicated in ‘Lady Mone’ PPE scandal is being sued by the Tory government

Referrer: Lady Mone.

The Tory government is suing the company that Baroness Michelle Mone recommended to it as a supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the Covid crisis – for £122 million.

PPE Medpro won contracts through the government’s so-called VIP lane in 2020 after being recommended by Baroness Mone.

But the government is now trying to get its money back on one of the deals – to supply medical gowns – through the High Court.

It has been claimed that Mone’s recommendation was duff because the equipment provided was substandard, but PPE Medpro has denied any failings on its part, saying that it supplied its gowns to the correct specification, on time and at a highly competitive price.

Instead, it was the Department of Health and Social Care that acted incompetently, by failing to correctly specify and procure the PPE it needed during the crisis – according to the company.

But how will this affect the allegations against Baroness Mone?

She is currently on a leave of absence from the Lords – and suspended as a member of the Tories – after it was alleged that she had recommended PPE Medpro as a supplier, and then taken a payment of £29 million from the firm.

Will the allegations against her be affected, depending on what the High Court decides?

This Writer thinks not.

The question hanging over the former underwear magnate concerns whether she took money from the firm after lobbying on its behalf, which is not permitted according to Parliamentary rules.

The quality of the equipment, and the robustness of the contract under which it was supplied, would be irrelevant to that – although…

They would weigh heavily on public opinion of the Lady in question.

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