DAN Carden, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, gave a barnstorming speech in the House of Commons on the test and trace corruption scandal.
“It is difficult to convey the real strength of feeling across Liverpool at the utter failure of this government. From care homes to PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to test and trace.
One mother was sent to South Wales on a 70 mile journey two and a half hours in the car with an autistisitc child, only to find that test and trace centre had closed because they had run out of tests, costing them £40 in petrol they simply didn’t have.
The anger and frustration isn’t just that the response is failing, but it’s failing because the government refused to enable and invest in local authorities and public health teams and instead chose to pump billions into scandal-ridden contractors that have a record of failure.
Undercover of this pandemic, this government handed billions of public money to faceless corporations including tory linked firms without completion or transparency, without democratic accountability or any accountability for that matter to the public.
This is money that should have been invested into our NHS, that should have left a legacy for the British people by building up properly funded services we can all rely on, but instead it was siphoned off, the most egregious example is the eye-watering £12 billion handed to private companies including Serco for this failing track and trace.
Conservative baroness and business executive Baroness Harding appointed as the Head of track and trace, Serco CEO a brother of a Tory MP and Tory MPs on the boards of companies winning contracts and if you’ve got a problem with any of this, why not take it up with this Government’s anti-corruption champion, Dido Harding’s husband and a Tory MP. (for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose).
The whole thing stinks!
This Government’s incompetence, its cronyism, its ideologocal obsession with outsourcing and ripoff privatisation has undermined our NHS and put lives at risk.”
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