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    around Covid and PPE.

    Exclusive: Government U-turns on claim that '70 per cent' of England's PPE is made in the UK - CityAM : CityAM

    The government has made an apparent U-turn on claims that 70 per cent of England’s personal protective equipment (PPE) supply is made in the UK, following an admission that it does not hold any official figures on where PPE is manufactured, City A.M. can reveal.

    The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) in September set out a strategy to boost UK-based supply of PPE and wean Britain off its reliance on Asian products.

    It set out plans for “UK-based supply… to meet 70 per cent of forecasted demand in England in December for all categories of PPE excluding gloves” — up from 1 per cent at the start of the pandemic.

    The department confirmed that “UK-based supply” meant PPE manufactured in the UK, rather than British-based procurement from overseas.

    DHSC praised the “extraordinary leap” as representative of UK industry’s “can do attitude” to the coronavirus crisis.

    Speaking in the Commons last week, health and social care minister Jo Churchill declared that the government had achieved its target.

    “We have a four-month stockpile of all Covid-critical PPE in place,” she said. “Thanks must go to the tremendous contribution from UK manufacturers, which now meet 70 per cent of our PPE needs.”
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    I think they're basing it on 70 percent of the profit earned from sourcing PPE from abroad was made in the UK.

    Those £200 million+ contracts for PPE not fit for purpose. No tulip, they only paid the Chinese a tenner for the stuff (including delivery) and pocketed the rest.
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    C'mon, this government doesn't lie, they just make mistakes in telling the truth...And remember, when caught out, they just u-turn so they are telling the truth in the end
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    C'mon, this government doesn't lie, they just make mistakes in telling the truth...And remember, when caught out, they just u-turn so they are telling the truth in the end
    The government us just implementing the democratic will of the people. The people voted for woeful mismanagement of the pandemic, just as they voted for economic harm and more red tape due to Brexit. Only an Enemy of the Folk would undermine democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    The government us just implementing the democratic will of the people. The people voted for woeful mismanagement of the pandemic, just as they voted for economic harm and more red tape due to Brexit. Only an Enemy of the Folk would undermine democracy.
    W-O-G-S (bad words filter for some reason goes not like WOGS!?!?!)

    It would have been total betrayal of their mandate to be a competent forward looking Govt that cares about the long term interests of this country.

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    We totally deserve this government, voted them in with 80+ majority, a complete landslide, a complete mandate to govern with corruption and line the pockets of their wealthy City friends. I mean what can possibly go wrong ? We only have to suffer this for another 4 years. God knows if we can even emerge out of the inevitable bankruptcy. I thought Gordon Brown had messed it up badly but this guy takes the cake.
    Vote Corbyn ! Save this country !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    We totally deserve this government, voted them in with 80+ majority, a complete landslide, a complete mandate to govern with corruption and line the pockets of their wealthy City friends. I mean what can possibly go wrong ? We only have to suffer this for another 4 years. God knows if we can even emerge out of the inevitable bankruptcy. I thought Gordon Brown had messed it up badly but this guy takes the cake.
    You could have voted for Comrade Corbyn and his totally competent shadow cabinet....
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    ****

    WhyTF **** for WOGS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    You could have voted for Comrade Corbyn and his totally competent shadow cabinet....
    That sockie did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    You could have voted for Comrade Corbyn and his totally competent shadow cabinet....
    Shades of "the devil & the deep blue sea" or "Jump or burn".

    Fecked whichever way you go.
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