A recent Guardian article has exposed that the Tories are still up to their old tricks – they’re using the Pandemic to accelerate backdoor privatisation of the NHS by selling off NHS services to private companies:
“Doctors, campaign groups, academics and MPs raised the concerns about a “power grab” after it emerged on Monday that Serco was in pole position to win a deal to supply 15,000 call-handlers for the government’s tracking and tracing operation.
They said the health secretary, Matt Hancock, had “accelerated” the dismantling of state healthcare and that the duty to keep the public safe was being “outsourced” to the private sector.
In recent weeks, ministers have used special powers to bypass normal tendering and award a string of contracts to private companies and management consultants without open competition.
Deloitte, KPMG, Serco, Sodexo, Mitie, Boots and the US data mining group Palantir have secured taxpayer-funded commissions to manage Covid-19 drive-in testing centres, the purchasing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the building of Nightingale hospitals.”
The full Guardian article can be read by clicking here.
Today the UK also overtook Italy’s death toll, making the UK with the worst death rate in Europe.
The disaster continues…
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