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‘Dominic Cummings is a deliberate distraction from the real story – Tory Sleaze Is Back’ – Bridget Phillips

This morning the Prime Minister is very keen to point a finger at his old friend Dominic Cummings, the man who firmly places Barnard Castle on the map. Downing Street wants all of us to focus on the process: who leaked what and who friends with Eaton.

But this is a distraction. When something has gone wrong, the issue is not how people came to know. Why did this happen? Who was responsible And what will be done about it?

And let’s be clear: a lot has gone wrong. The last week is not just business asking the government for tax changes. it is too big. The Greensil episode is ultimately about whether the government is protecting your money.

Let’s follow the money. Greenspill, desperate for access to taxpayer cash, went back to the Treasury, taking a begging bowl from the Bank of England.

The government knew it was in financial crisis last March, but it granted access to hundreds of millions of pounds in taxpayer-backed loans in June. We need to know why.



David Cameron with financier Lex Greensill in the Saudi desert in January 2020

It was a government that the government wanted to embed in our public services. Greensill wanted to move between hospitals and other employers and their employees.

They wanted to pay NHS employees on a weekly basis – using the NHS staff’s own monthly salary. Why? Because they knew that many NHS employees were already dependent on payday loans. It was deeply eccentric.

Meanwhile, Greensill will be using the certainty that the government will pay later in the month, to fuel its own business. The company must have been making profits from the simple fact that the British government always pays its bills. Nice work if you can get it.

The Tories are hoping that about a falling story between friends – they said this, he moved in with that, they need to get their eyes checked – here we are going to distract everyone from the real story .

Because the real story is that Tory Slaz is back.



Boris Johnson in the House of Commons
It is believed that Mr. Johnson and Mr. The texts between Dyson were shared among many Treasury officials and number 10

In the 1990s, Tory Slaz meant brown envelopes and unfaithful husbands.

Today it means giving their peers access to millions of pounds and – if their plan goes ahead – the opportunity to benefit from the NHS forever.

These people are trying to put the state on sale. And it did not happen by accident. The sage craze and Boris Johnson’s name figure in these decisions.

Changes in Tax Payment Changes. Access to credit. Is on the side of friends.

There is a lot wrong about what has happened here, and we need fast answers.

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