Latest success for the Chumocracy

Owl wonders if this counts as a “win” in terms of productivity as well: big boost to wealth output (GDP) for little effort?

Government paid firm linked to Tory peer £122m for PPE bought for £46m

David Conn www.theguardian.com (Extract)

PPE the government bought for £122m from a company linked to the Tory peer Michelle Mone was purchased from the Chinese manufacturer for just £46m.

The extraordinary profits apparently made by PPE Medpro and its partners in the supply chain are revealed in documents leaked to the Guardian, including contracts and an inspection report for sterile surgical gowns supplied by the firm.

Despite being bought at the start of the pandemic and delivered in 2020, the 25m gowns were never used by the NHS after government officials rejected them following an inspection……

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