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Catching up with what the government is doing

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Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 16:51:39

So much emphasis and focus has been on covid, that a lot of what is happening is sliding quietly by, particularly as the media contrive to hide a lot of information.

So perhaps we can begin to record important stuff that needs to be in the public domain.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 16:54:59

High Court rules Priti Patel's Home Office acted unlawfully by housing asylum seekers in “filthy” and "overcrowded" army barracks.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:06:25

The government is in danger of being defeated by its backbenchers who are very concerned over Johnson cutting overseas aid.

The vote is to take place on Monday. No doubt the whips are busy.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:07:16

£500000 will buy you a seat in the Lords.

MerylStreep Thu 03-Jun-21 17:14:02

Whitewavemark2

High Court rules Priti Patel's Home Office acted unlawfully by housing asylum seekers in “filthy” and "overcrowded" army barracks.

That story was in the Daily Mail today: that’s pretty public.

MerylStreep Thu 03-Jun-21 17:17:08

Whitewavemark2

The government is in danger of being defeated by its backbenchers who are very concerned over Johnson cutting overseas aid.

The vote is to take place on Monday. No doubt the whips are busy.

That story was in the Daily Mail today: that’s pretty public.

A lot of posters sneer at articles in the Daily Mail. 😉

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:18:01

I gleaned that from another source.

Talullah Thu 03-Jun-21 17:19:13

Yes, I've seen those stories in the press. It might have been in the Mail as well. Apologies to those offended.

EllanVannin Thu 03-Jun-21 17:19:41

What do you suppose is done for the asylum seekers WWM2 ?
We haven't got enough houses/ accommodation for those who live here.

Build thousands more affordable homes. Where are they going to put those families who are facing eviction any time ?

Cindersdad Thu 03-Jun-21 17:21:27

Covid still providing a smokescreen for their sins. They're hoping we forgive and forget the disaster that is Brexit. Remember Brexit was of their making, the greatest exercise in self inflicted nation self harm since Hitler led Germany against the world.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:24:15

EllanVannin

What do you suppose is done for the asylum seekers WWM2 ?
We haven't got enough houses/ accommodation for those who live here.

Build thousands more affordable homes. Where are they going to put those families who are facing eviction any time ?

It’s called humane treatment.

I assumed that we are a civilised and civilising country, but not so it appears.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:25:15

The Tories are putting just £50 per pupil into the education recovery fund. That's compared to £1,600 per pupil in the US and £2,500 in the Netherlands.

Why the difference? The Tories only care about the children of the super-rich, not the kids who've been hit

growstuff Thu 03-Jun-21 17:26:10

In September 2020, there were over 600,000 empty homes in England. 216,000 of them had been empty for over six months.

The problem isn't that there aren't empty homes. The problem is that they're in the wrong places for jobs and people can't afford the rents.

www.arla.co.uk/news/september-2020/more-must-be-done-to-get-empty-homes-back-into-use.aspx

growstuff Thu 03-Jun-21 17:32:21

Whitewavemark2

The Tories are putting just £50 per pupil into the education recovery fund. That's compared to £1,600 per pupil in the US and £2,500 in the Netherlands.

Why the difference? The Tories only care about the children of the super-rich, not the kids who've been hit

And that's in addition to removing money from the Pupil Premium funding and a new formula which has meant that funding for pupils with special needs and those in deprived areas has been cut.

The catch-up tuition schemes have been outsourced to recruitment agencies, which are making a profit, and (in some cases) recruiting non-qualified tutors and overseas students.

I expect people have read that the government's own "catch-up tsar", Kevan Collins, has resigned over inadequate funding.

growstuff Thu 03-Jun-21 17:34:39

MerylStreep

Whitewavemark2

The government is in danger of being defeated by its backbenchers who are very concerned over Johnson cutting overseas aid.

The vote is to take place on Monday. No doubt the whips are busy.

That story was in the Daily Mail today: that’s pretty public.

A lot of posters sneer at articles in the Daily Mail. 😉

It's in the Guardian too:

www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/03/theresa-may-joins-tory-rebellion-over-aid-cuts

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 17:46:56

Sleaze

Latest data published by Electoral commission on political donations has revealed the Tories received at least £400k from individuals connected to firms who secured £360m+ in Government Covid contracts

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 18:25:31

Tory party fined £10000 for breaching the data law by sending 51 emails supposedly in Johnson’s name to people who didn’t want them.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 18:35:32

Damning court judgement shows Home Office failed to follow public health advice, using dormitories in a pandemic; “it was virtually inevitable that large numbers of residents would contract Covid 19”

c200 people were to catch Covid in Jan as a result

Whitewavemark2 Thu 03-Jun-21 19:08:50

The government has caused chaos in the travel industry. The government had promised to give the travel Industry sufficient time of change but has completely gone against that promise.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 10-Jun-21 07:32:02

One of the biggest Care Home providers has said that Hancock was repeatedly warned of the risks of not testing people being discharged from hospital and going straight into care homes.

Hancock completely dismissed this warning until mid-April, by which time it was tragically too late and thousands of people died as a result of Hancock’s apparently superior knowledge.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 10-Jun-21 07:42:25

Mrs Justice O’Farrell has ruled that Gove acted unlawfully when awarding a contract worth £500,000 of taxpayers money to Public First.

Public First is a company owned by a long term associate of Gove.

This is th3 first ruling on a series of judicial reviews legal challenges brought by the GLP against government covid contracts awarded to people where no competitive tendering was given.

The government defended its case but determined not to limit its costs - costs to the tax payer- in the hope that if the GLP lost the case it would be put at severe financial risk - it is funded by the voter -. However GLP won and the government and taxpayer lost big time.

The high court ruled that an informed observer would conclude that favouritism was used in awarding these contracts.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 10-Jun-21 07:44:34

No apology has been issued by the government on this issue of being found guilty of cronyism. Neither has Gove resigned, which would have been the case previously when government had integrity and trustworthiness.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 10-Jun-21 07:48:41

Tory backbenchers are alarmed at a government radical proposal to give developers freedom to build in so called growth zones without any hinderance by planning objections etc.

It would mean that constituents would lose power over what happens in their local area.

Daisymae Thu 10-Jun-21 08:06:15

A lot of these issues would have resulted in resignation under previous administrations. The government are secure in their majority and indifference of the electorate. Jenrick was the first head that didn't roll as far as I can recall. We have to ask too why the opposition are not making the government more uncomfortable with a former DPP in the lead.

Polarbear2 Thu 10-Jun-21 08:30:31

I have nothing helpful to add. It makes me despair. I have no idea how we get rid of these corrupt useless people in our parliament. As for the Daily Mail. Jeez. I wouldn’t use it to line the cat litter tray.