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Six of the best for you!!!!
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userBarryd999
Posted: 17 January 2021 3:53 PM
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From the Nasty Party!

https://www.indy100.com/news/brexit-fish-school-meals-tories-roundup-b1787837
userJohn52
Posted: 18 January 2021 10:01 AM
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What sort of company cuts an onion into quarters to spread one onion around 4 food parcels, supposed to last 4 children a fortnight.
One run by a BoJo crony who donates £thousands to the Tory Party
I can only guess they didn't realise it would get on to social media.
So anyone who complained would just be derided by the Daily Mail as an ungrateful scrounger moaning about their free food.

Edited by John52 2021-01-18 10:07 AM
userBarryd999
Posted: 18 January 2021 10:53 AM
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John52 - 2021-01-18 10:01 AM

What sort of company cuts an onion into quarters to spread one onion around 4 food parcels, supposed to last 4 children a fortnight.
One run by a BoJo crony who donates £thousands to the Tory Party
I can only guess they didn't realise it would get on to social media.
So anyone who complained would just be derided by the Daily Mail as an ungrateful scrounger moaning about their free food.


For some reason they never seem to take account of this. They cant be totally stupid so I can only think they assumed that the social media response would be have been for the masses to have turned on the complaining parents for snubbing a freebee but its spectacularly backfired.
userpepe63
Posted: 18 January 2021 11:20 AM
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Barryd999 - 2021-01-18 10:53 AM

John52 - 2021-01-18 10:01 AM

What sort of company cuts an onion into quarters to spread one onion around 4 food parcels, supposed to last 4 children a fortnight.
One run by a BoJo crony who donates £thousands to the Tory Party
I can only guess they didn't realise it would get on to social media.
So anyone who complained would just be derided by the Daily Mail as an ungrateful scrounger moaning about their free food.


For some reason they never seem to take account of this. They cant be totally stupid so I can only think they assumed that the social media response would be have been for the masses to have turned on the complaining parents for snubbing a freebee but its spectacularly backfired.


Maybe they just thought that anyone who is in receipt of such a thing as a free school meal/parcel etc, is unlikely to be a Tory voter anyway, and therefore it doesn't really matter...?
userBrian Kirby
Posted: 18 January 2021 1:29 PM
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Barryd999 - 2021-01-18 10:53 AM
John52 - 2021-01-18 10:01 AM
What sort of company cuts an onion into quarters to spread one onion around 4 food parcels, supposed to last 4 children a fortnight.
One run by a BoJo crony who donates £thousands to the Tory Party
I can only guess they didn't realise it would get on to social media.
So anyone who complained would just be derided by the Daily Mail as an ungrateful scrounger moaning about their free food.

For some reason they never seem to take account of this. They cant be totally stupid so I can only think they assumed that the social media response would be have been for the masses to have turned on the complaining parents for snubbing a freebee but its spectacularly backfired.

It's an old problem in a new vest. Government (i.e. elected MPs) come from two broad groups. Those who are instinctively Conservative, and those who are instinctively Socialist. The first group have blind faith in the private sector, the second group profound suspicion of the private sector, with neither having much actual experience of the private sector (they can't have, as they left whatever sector they worked in to become MPs, innit? )

So group one will shovel whatever they can at the private sector, and the second will shovel whatever they can at any sector that is not private.

From a few years experience of working for government the result (bearing in mind that civil servants, who by definition work in the public sector, have even less experience of the private sector that their political masters) is an extraordinary level of ignorance of how the private sector actually works. This extends to understanding how much of whatever the government needs in order to carry out its policies actually comes from the private sector.

So the first group, secure in its conviction that private is best, lets poorly drafted contracts to companies on the basis that they are all nice people (most are!) who will just trot off and carry out the work or service the government thinks it has contracted to obtain, irrespective of what the contract actually says the government has engaged them to supply.

They do not understand that where tenders are invited, the lowest tender is almost invariably the result of a mistake by the tenderer, and that if the job is awarded to that tenderer they will immediately begin to explore every means they can to secure additional payments for work that is inadequately defined, and will also explore every corner that can be cut to maximise profit. This has always amazed me with Conservative governments, where the understanding is that profit is good, yet don't seem to grasp how, if the contractor is bearing risk, he will protect himself against the consequential losses.

So, they see the need for an independent quality inspector as a kind of cheating, and prefer to place the task of quality control into the hands of the contractor (who then marks his own homework) while at the same time seeking to maximise the risk that the contractor carries - ultimately culminating in the PFI, which is sheer lunacy if the objective is to secure the best value for the public money spent.

This "private good public bad" mindset (and its equal opposite) means that an excess of trust (and its opposite) is placed, time and again, in the contractor to fulfil his contract in full with no further oversight. The result, it seems to me, time and again, is that we never get what we paid for! Silly, isn't it?
userBarryd999
Posted: 18 January 2021 1:43 PM
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Yes totally silly except in this case as Starmer pointed out the government directive as to what the meals should be pretty much matched the photo that went viral and caused all the fuss!

The Tories seemed to have forgotten also that many of their core voters are now the underpaid or working class who turned blue for Brexit. Another reason this has backfired on them.
userBulletguy
Posted: 18 January 2021 2:53 PM
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Barryd999 - 2021-01-18 1:43 PM

Yes totally silly except in this case as Starmer pointed out the government directive as to what the meals should be pretty much matched the photo that went viral and caused all the fuss!

The Tories seemed to have forgotten also that many of their core voters are now the underpaid or working class who turned blue for Brexit. Another reason this has backfired on them.

True though another example of they knew what they were voting for......or should have done. Whilst wanting their Brexit which was the only reason any went Tory and more specifically, wanted Johnson, none seem to have considered what that party would do for them in the future.

Regards the meals, disgraceful doesn't even come close. What on earth was anyone thinking when dishing this out to feed two children for one week?

https://twitter.com/mizzy4t1/status/1348758027017592838
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