Monday 8 March 2021

Rough Times


Boris Johnson on the 1% offer to the nurses: "What we have done is try to give them as much as we can at the present time, Don’t forget that there has been a public sector pay freeze, we’re in pretty tough times.”

Here is whar the ‘pretty rough times” has meant for others.

… £ millions of Covid-related contract have been given to friends or associates of Johnson and his ministers. Many were given to those without any expertise in medical equipment, provision or practise or who were insolvent or close to being so. Here are a few ...

AYANDA CAPITAL, specialists in currency trading, offshore property, private equity and trade, awarded £252 million.

CLANDEBOYES AGENCIES, a confectionary products company, awarded £108 million.

CLIPPER LOGISTICS, a logistics company servicing retailers in fashion, tobacco, alcohol and other high-value goods, awarded £1 million.

FACULTY, a technology company contracted to Donald Trump, Vote Leave, Nigel Farrage and Cambridge Analytics, awarded £500,000.]

HANBURY STRATEGY, providing political insight and analysis and communications strategies, awarded £900,000.

MELLER DESIGNS, suppliers of women and men’s accessories, homeware and beauty products, awarded £148 million.

PA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD, a management consultancy company, awarded £156 million.

PEST FIX, a rodent infestation company, awarded £110 million.

PUBLIC FIRST, “we help organisations understand and influence public opinion”, awarded £840,000.

TOPHAM GUERIN, a creative and digital agency, awarded £3 million.

UNISERVE,a trade management provider, awarded £186 million.

UNISPACE, interior design company, awarded £239 million,

And these are for special mention ..

CRISP WEBSITES, website designers with £18K in the bank, awarded £108 million.

TAEG ENERGY, with NO recorded infomation, awarded £43.8 million.

VENTURES LTD, an insolvent company, awarded £49 million.

Yes “We’re in pretty rough times”