"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Monday 8 June 2020
From Havana to Bristol
I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth you might tell me
well it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Nigeria, the South of Italy
and I will tell you it’s the UK.” Roberto Saviano, expert on
the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia.
Professor of government William Leogrande, has said “The whole
organization of the Cuban healthcare system is to be in close touch with
the population, identify health problems as they emerge, and deal
with them immediately ."
that to the UK where it would seem that the whole organisation of the
healthcare system is to be in close touch with companies using the
epidemic to grab hold of new business opportunities.
good example is Serco, a firm in-line to be awarded a contract for Covid-19 contact
tracing and that has already been awarded contracts for testing centres.
2019, Serco—the same company whose logo you see on the side of
prison vans—was fined and had to pay £3.7 m in costs to cover an
electronic tagging scandal. The company, along with G4S, was accused of
charging the government for electronically-monitoring people who were
either dead, in jail, or had left the country.
Amongst many other privateers like Richard Branson and Virgin Healthcare, there is technology consulting company Deloitte who
were awarded PPE-sourcing contracts by the Johnson government. They shipped in supplies from Turkey which breached safety
standards and had to be sent back at your and my expense.
else get the feeling that just as "Black Lives Matters" posters
had to be hurriedly prepared for the movement now taking to the
streets, the Johnson government had better prepare
themselves to join Edward Colston.