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By Andy McDandy
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More to the point, pandering to neo-Nazis is shameful in itself. Time was when "it'll piss off the boot boys" was a positive reason for doing something.
 
By Big Arnold
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Ministers are 'keen to kill off' HS2 amid growing concern the rail project's annual costs could rise by 40 per cent to £6billion a year

Theresa May and Chris Grayling's [sic] [arse?] have insisted that the project will go ahead
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... reveals.ht
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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It would appear that Grayling 'misled' the house when he said no money had been spent on the no-boats contract. In fact it was £800,000 on consultants, one of whom said not to touch them with a stick and the other said they couldn't reach a conclusion on no evidence.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... 1549916764
A report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog found the Department for Transport (DfT) “spent approximately £800,000 on its external consultants Slaughter and May, Deloitte and Mott MacDonald”.
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The National Audit Office said the consultancy Mott MacDonald identified “significant execution risks” relating to the Seaborne bid. Deloitte could not make a formal assessment of Seaborne because it had only been incorporated in April 2017, auditors said.

The emergence of the spending appears to contradict Grayling’s statement in the House of Commons on Monday, when he said: “We haven’t spent any money on this contract.”
And Eurotunnel are suing the DfT because the tendering process was 'undeclared'.
Meanwhile, the company behind Eurotunnel launched a high court action against the DfT, accusing the government of a “secretive and flawed procurement exercise” for the backup ferry service in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

At a hearing in London on Monday, Eurotunnel’s barrister, Daniel Beard QC, said the procurement process for “additional capacity for transport of goods across the Channel” had been “undertaken without any public notice being issued”.
Chances of him resigning - 0%.
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By cycloon
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:23 am
It would appear that Grayling 'misled' the house when he said no money had been spent on the no-boats contract. In fact it was £800,000 on consultants, one of whom said not to touch them with a stick and the other said they couldn't reach a conclusion on no evidence.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... 1549916764
A report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog found the Department for Transport (DfT) “spent approximately £800,000 on its external consultants Slaughter and May, Deloitte and Mott MacDonald”.
Sign up to our Brexit weekly briefing
Read more

The National Audit Office said the consultancy Mott MacDonald identified “significant execution risks” relating to the Seaborne bid. Deloitte could not make a formal assessment of Seaborne because it had only been incorporated in April 2017, auditors said.

The emergence of the spending appears to contradict Grayling’s statement in the House of Commons on Monday, when he said: “We haven’t spent any money on this contract.”
And Eurotunnel are suing the DfT because the tendering process was 'undeclared'.
Meanwhile, the company behind Eurotunnel launched a high court action against the DfT, accusing the government of a “secretive and flawed procurement exercise” for the backup ferry service in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

At a hearing in London on Monday, Eurotunnel’s barrister, Daniel Beard QC, said the procurement process for “additional capacity for transport of goods across the Channel” had been “undertaken without any public notice being issued”.
Chances of him resigning - 0%.
There's no Magic Money Tree.
Responsible Politics.

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By Catkins
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One of the companies which monitors offenders as part of Chris Grayling's partial privatisation of probation has gone into administration. Working Links had supervised low and medium-risk criminals in Wales and south-west England since 2015.

Mr Reverse-Midas touch strikes again.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Catkins wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:18 pm
One of the companies which monitors offenders as part of Chris Grayling's partial privatisation of probation has gone into administration. Working Links had supervised low and medium-risk criminals in Wales and south-west England since 2015.

Mr Reverse-Midas touch strikes again.
That privatisation magic dust is losing its power.
 
By Big Arnold
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Watchdog slams Grayling's 'costly' probation changes

A review of Chris Grayling’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme, published on Friday, added that the number of people on short sentences recalled to jail had soared and the termination of contracts with private probation companies would cost at least £171m.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... on-changes
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