is lying because there are those who will not only be continuing
their Christmas as planned, but will be ordering in extra crates of
Bollinger, while the rest of us suffer
a pandemic that brings
death, illness, job losses and
The New York Times analyzed contracts awarded for provision of PPE,
ventilators, coronavirus tests and other supplies critical to
containing Covid-19 and found that about £8 billion went to
companies run by friends or associates of politicians in the
Conservative Party. Many of them have no backgound in the provision of medical equipment or services, The National Audit Office state that these were
‘awarded’ with no competitive bidding and with over half
concealed from the public.
is a a list of some of those who will be continuing
Christmas as planned.
DEIGHTON, Government PPE Tsar and ex- Goldman Sachs executive, with
financial or personal connections to at least seven companies, awarded £220 million in government Covid contracts.
PAGE, secretary of the firm that provides branding services to Tory
peer Baroness Mone’s company, PPE MEDPRO Ltd, awarded £203 million
in Covid-related contracts.
MERRICK COCKELL, former Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council
and employed by PA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD, awarded £156 million in
MELLER, friend of MICHAEL GOVE and Tory party donor, runs MELLER
DESIGNS, awarded £148 million in Covid-related contracts.
DECHAN, a former Tory councillor and director of P14 MEDICAL, awarded
£120 million in Covid contracts.
SOAMES, brother of former Tory MP SIR NICHOLAS SOAMES whose wife,
CAMILLA SOAMES, is a Tory party donor and who is CEO of SERCO,
awarded £57 million in Covid contracts.
TOPHAM and BEN GUERIN, behind the Tory party 2019 election strategy
and Directors of TOPHAM GUERIN awarded £3 million in Covid
PARKIN, a major Tory Party donor and Chairman of CLIPPER LOGISTICS,
awarded £1 million in Covid-related contracts.
STEPHENSON, friend and business associate of MICHAEL GOVE AND DOMINIC
CUMMINGS, director of HANBURY STRATEGY, awarded £900,000 in Covid
FRAYNE and RACHEL WOLFF, friends of MICHAEL GOVE, and founders of
PUBLIC FIRST, awarded £840,000 in Covid contracts.
AGNEW, a business associate of DOMINIC CUMMINGS, worked with him on
Vote Leave and is a major shareholder in FACULTY, awarded £500,000
in Covid contracts.
BINGHAM, married to
Tory Minister JESSE NORMAN and a business colleague of DOMINIC
CUMMINGS, and appointed head of the government’s vaccine taskforce,
you cannot make it up ….
DIDO HARDING, Chair of NHS Improvement and NHS Test and Trace and
wife of ToryMP JOHN PENROSE, who has government responsibilities for