Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by TH63, 22 Apr 2020.
My understanding is that De La Rue held the contract for printing the current passports until this year. As the contract was due to expire, being a public contract, the government was legally obliged to publish a tender, which de la rue lost.
I believe they’re selling off their passport division to a Swedish company.
As much as I think Brexit is the second biggest financial disaster (after Covid-19) to hit our country, and by a country mike the worst self-inflicted disaster, it’s got nothing to do with this issue.
The government had to conduct an open, transparent tender process and de la rue lost. Get over it etc
Printing passports is highly specialised, with numerous hidden and highly technical security features obviously to make it as difficult as possible for anyone with a Heidelberg or a digital press to make a fraudulent copy. The government simply has to “outsource” it as they have no internal resource to manufacture them.
Abandoned contact tracing app cost taxpayer 12 million
Worth it though so some people can tell some other people that they lost
We've all lost unfortunately
Hes taken another total rogering today
I’ll have a recap now, was it opposition questions again?
Boris’ defence to every question was does Starmer want kids to go to school or not?
Another embarrassing Wednesday for Joris, dear god the bloke is just a front he has one two tactic, ramble a load of bollox then play to the crowd rambling more bollox, unfortunately graham and his ilk will lap it all up whilst not being able to tell you what he said because he says fuck all
Smashed him with his own (boris) facts, hilarious
You got the tories and Dai shitting the bed, bloody brilliant
Even the WHO are saying we have a poor Government. Only just beaten into 2nd place recently by another right wing nut job, Bolsonaro of Brazil who is doing his damndest to catch the most right wing loon of them all, Mr Donald Trump
Virus exploits poor government, says WHO emergency chief
BBC News, Geneva
The outbreak in the Americas has not yet peaked, with an increase in cases of between 25% and 50% in the last week, the head of health emergencies for the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Mike Ryan, has said.
Dr Ryan said the virus exploited "weak health systems" and "poor government", and said that for governments to understand how to tackle the outbreak, they needed to look at the actions of countries which had succeeded in suppressing transmission.
BBC News - Westferry planning row: Jenrick texted property developer, documents show
Jenrick texted developer involved in planning row - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53172995
The developer Richard Desmond saved over 50m in taxes by having his desicion rushed through unlawfully as it happened. Here he is looking rather pleased with Joris. Nothing to see here though. Protect the NHS. Power up Brexit. etc