Dominic talking to his ghost writer.
@Onest Dom? cor strike a light etc etcWhat. A. Surprise.
Oh! But that's reported by The Guardian! A consistently unreliable source - according to quite a few on here.What. A. Surprise.
More Dom goodness. What someone as clever as Gove was doing listening to the toxic Dom is puzzling, but Brexit erases all sins.
Judge says contract given to firm run by friends of Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser was awarded illegallywww.theguardian.com
I would say it looks very much like procurement fraud. Possibly S4 Fraud Act, Fraud by abuse of position.Does that count as Government corruption?
No.Does that count as Government corruption?
No.I would say it looks very much like procurement fraud. Possibly S4 Fraud Act, Fraud by abuse of position.
Basically, by using your position to funnel Government work (aka taxpayers money) to benefit friends without tendering the work, you are disadvantaging other possible bidders, and directly benefitting one favoured player.
The case was brought under civil law. The contract was found to be illegal.No.
166. That evidence has not been challenged. It is emphasised that the court is not concerned with any suggestion of actual bias. But, as explained above, the absence of actual bias is not in itself a defence to an allegation of apparent bias.
182. For the reasons set out above, the Claimant’s challenge to the Defendant’s decision to award a contract to Public First and the award of the Contract fails on Grounds 1 and 2 but succeeds on Ground 3.
183. The Claimant is entitled to a declaration that the Decision of 5 June 2020 to award the Contract to Public First gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful.
184. Following hand down of this judgment, the hearing will be adjourned to a date to be fixed for the purpose of any consequential matters, including any applications for permission to appeal, and any time limits are extended until such hearing or further order.
Another version might be £500k wasted in having to defend spurious case from actually biased lobbyist who pretends to be simply acting in the public interest but is in fact playing politics in lawfare.A further £0.5 million of Tax Payers money spaffed on defending this case. Shocking.