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UK PM caught lying about publishing COVID contracts!

- Some 100 contracts were not yet revealed when Mr Johnson told MPs they were published
While some have become conditioned to view the United Kingdom (UK) as the moral compass for its Overseas Territories (OTs), the UK Government of Premier Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ is not only facing allegations of corruption and cronyism, but PM Johnson has been found lying to Members of Parliament about the publication of COVID-19 contracts. Photo: Reuters
UK Health Secretary Matthew J. D. Hancock aka ‘Matt’ acted unlawfully when his department failed to publish award notices for contracts it had agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic within 30 days of them being signed. Photo: PA Media
UK Health Secretary Matthew J. D. Hancock aka ‘Matt’ acted unlawfully when his department failed to publish award notices for contracts it had agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic within 30 days of them being signed. Photo: PA Media
The UK Government has faced repeated claims of cronyism over its £18billion rush to source PPE and other equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, with ministers criticised for handing lucrative contracts to personal contacts with no experience in the sector. Photo: Pickfords
The UK Government has faced repeated claims of cronyism over its £18billion rush to source PPE and other equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, with ministers criticised for handing lucrative contracts to personal contacts with no experience in the sector. Photo: Pickfords
LONDON, United Kingdom- While some have become conditioned to view the United Kingdom (UK) as the moral compass for its Overseas Territories (OTs), the UK Government of Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ is not only facing allegations of corruption and cronyism, but PM Johnson has been found lying to Members of Parliament about the publication of COVID-19 contracts.

According to the BBC today, March 5, 2021, campaigners say dozens of COVID contracts had not been published when Mr Johnson told MPs they were "on the record for everyone to see".

The Good Law Project said the PM's assurance last month was "not true" because government lawyers had said 100 contracts were yet to be revealed.

The group successfully sued the government over its failure to reveal details about COVID deals last month.

Ministers said remaining contracts would be published as soon as possible, the BBC reported.

Cronyism

The UK Government has faced repeated claims of cronyism over its £18billion rush to source PPE and other equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, with ministers criticised for handing lucrative contracts to personal contacts with no experience in the sector.

The Good Law Project took legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for its 'wholesale failure' to disclose details of contracts agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UK Government is required by law to publish a 'contract award notice' within 30 days of the award of any contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000.

In the High Court in February, Mr Justice Chamberlain said the public were entitled to see who the money was going to, what it was being spent on and how the relevant contracts were awarded.

He ruled that Health Secretary Matthew J. D. Hancock aka ‘Matt’ acted unlawfully when his department failed to publish award notices for contracts it had agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic within 30 days of them being signed.

UK Gov’t breached its own rules!

Further, the judge also found that the UK Government was breaching its own transparency policy, which requires the publication of details of public contracts worth more than £10,000.

In a ruling on Friday, February 19, 2021, Mr Justice Chamberlain said: 'There is now no dispute that, in a substantial number of cases, the Secretary of State breached his legal obligation to publish contract award notices within 30 days of the award of contracts.

'There is also no dispute that the Secretary of State failed to publish redacted contracts in accordance with the transparency policy.'

PM Johnson misleads UK Parliament

Challenged about the ruling in the House of Commons on February 22, 2021, Mr Johnson said: "All the details are on the record."

The prime minister added: "The contracts are there on the record for everybody to see."

The BBC reported that three days later, in a written legal response to the Good Law Project, seen by the BBC, government lawyers admitted 100 contracts for suppliers and services relating to Covid-19 signed before 7 October had yet to be published.

“The court had asked the government to declare the number of contracts which had been published late.

“Government lawyers also confirmed that 482 out of 513 contract award notices - 94% of them - had been published outside the 30 days required by law,” the BBC stated.

UK Gov’t ‘contemptuous of transparency & allergic to accountability’

Gemma Abbott, the Good Law Project's legal director said: "We have a government contemptuous of transparency and apparently allergic to accountability."

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour's shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to reports that dozens of Covid contracts were yet to be published, said, according to the BBC: "It is deeply concerning how much the government has relied on crony contracts throughout the pandemic, while leaving our frontline workers exposed.

"First the government acted unlawfully, then the prime minister falsely claimed everything had been published.

"It is a basic right for the public to know where and how our cash is being spent. The government needs to come out of hiding, simply publish the contracts it has sitting around and support our frontline staff with PPE not pay cuts,” Reeves said.

33 Responses to “UK PM caught lying about publishing COVID contracts!”

  • Rubber Duck (05/03/2021, 12:32) Like (52) Dislike (2) Reply
    I have lost faith in the Uk government and the local governor
    • Windy (05/03/2021, 16:02) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      so its clear they have no moral or political authority to tell the BVI anything. They will get away with bulling the BVI based on white power and white supremacy
    • Rubber Duck (05/03/2021, 16:36) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is t me. I lost faith in all governments decades ago.
  • TruDat! (05/03/2021, 12:45) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    If it's going to be news every time BoJo tells a lie you won't have any time to print anything else. The UK Government lies, like the rest of us breathe, continuously and without thinking about it. These MS have robbed, lied, stolen and cheated their way through the pandemic. They are however not the only government in the world to make sure that a "good disaster does not go to waste" many others have seen this as an opportunity to move the cash around and grease the palms of their friends, cronies, crooks, colleagues and/or criminal associates. Allegedly it's very EZ if you try but there must be infinite solutions to a problem like this.
  • Yes (05/03/2021, 12:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    and he will be punished and probably lose the election or even be kicked out as will the ministers who gave dodgy contracts , just the same should and could happen in the BVI with COI NOBODY is above the law, no matter where you live in the UK or its territories
    • Deh Watcha (07/03/2021, 12:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      A lot of folks shouting about UK Corruption.

      This is exactly the ammunition they to say, we deal with our corruption.
  • Truth (05/03/2021, 13:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only wat to the bottom can surface.....
  • Rubber Duck (05/03/2021, 13:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the UK government misbehaves there are systems to punish it and keep it in check. As there are in BVI, one of them being a COI.
    • @ rubber duck (06/03/2021, 06:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The bvi needs their independence what the Uk is doing to them is slavery all over
  • disgraced (05/03/2021, 13:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not just to the uk but the OT countries.....shame ful
  • The Norm (05/03/2021, 13:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone, all leaders, corrupt, using Covid as excuses for their failures and using covid as a reason to steal tax payers money... Its wrong all across the board, dont matter who is doing...
  • vip (05/03/2021, 13:22) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    Is really trying to spin this ting! It’s embarrassing to see how they are trying to fool the BVI public
    • @VIP (05/03/2021, 13:51) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You have to be joking. This is in the news in the UK so you have no point. Persons like you are a disgrace to the human race.
  • @VIP (05/03/2021, 13:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Try do us a favor and go &%$# off

  • #yes (05/03/2021, 13:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U may be right but u cant put rat to guard cheese like the same as their and long bag. ...
  • It me u cut off (05/03/2021, 13:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hope racist BVI N**** post this and get good responses from there flock of sheep ....in house slave...

  • UK (05/03/2021, 13:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sticky hands snowflake...boris ..prime example of reputation of who there all are....Columbus Gene's throws it traits strong men bio
  • u see (05/03/2021, 13:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I had tell all u to watch that gasper too u kno it prime credential of there character....serious hmmm u see how he run off so ...hmmm
  • ccc (05/03/2021, 13:59) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Uk should be ashamed of themselves
  • what (05/03/2021, 14:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Trump gone wild...lol
  • pat (05/03/2021, 14:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Uk are one sided it’s sad
  • Well (05/03/2021, 14:15) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Are you waiting for everyone to say "yes, two wrongs make a right"?
  • @Well (05/03/2021, 15:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    No but three does .....two make it equal. Lol
  • whats new (05/03/2021, 16:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politicians all over the world, embellishes, exaggerates, spins or flat out lies. This is nothing new. It happens here, it happens there, it happens everywhere. So what is the point.
  • WEW (05/03/2021, 17:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG he lied ! And our HOA ?
    • Nice (06/03/2021, 20:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      when is our Gov going to " catch" and expose their liars?
      The UK has demonstrated integrity in their efforts to root out corruption and other wrong doings.
      Our Gov should follow their lead. Considering that our elected are religiously in and under the Church and with an unelected holy mouthpiece,why is this not being g done willingly and effortlessly?
  • liar (05/03/2021, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If a leader lying was headline news, the VINO would be overworked
  • The watchdog (06/03/2021, 07:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Uk needs to back off now that they are so corrupt
  • ok (06/03/2021, 08:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    trump and current uk leadership are the same
  • Shaft (06/03/2021, 08:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jasper gorne SO now its UK UK UK can U please focus on the ☆BVI ☆ thats where we live - and a prayer would weep APPRECIATED thank you
  • Hmm (06/03/2021, 11:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deeply troubling in a world where the UK weaponizes ‘good governance’

    They made this mess after all.
  • Mu (06/03/2021, 19:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    From my reading the Conservative party speaks no truth is promoting lies.
  • By your logic (06/03/2021, 22:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Right and wrong are not subjective concepts, it is wrong for Brois and the UK, and it's wrong in the BVI.

    By VINOs report's logic, because i set my father as my moral compass it should be ok for me to slap my wife because my daddy use to slap my mother. and if you see me doing it please excuse me, daddy does it so don't judge me.




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