It is absolutely scandalous. I could just about accept, given the circumstances, that contracts are awarded to friends who happen to have the relevant business, but we are seeing blatant examples of contracts being awarded to cronies without any experience at all. It has been said before, but if this was happening in another country, we would be sneering and pointing the finger at the 'banana republic' and corrupt dictatorship, sadly we seem to be living in it and very few people are bothered. I have emailed my MP about this, but how many others will bother? Complacency and resignation allow these crimes to be committed.