So the UK govt outsourced its PPE stockpile - warehousing, management, distribution - to a US company. Two weeks ago, it sold it for £107m. This article by the great raises many more questions
"...the management and the distribution of the stockpile has been outsourced to a private company, Movianto, which was sold two weeks ago for $133m (£107m) by its owner, a large US healthcare group." A large US healthcare group...
This is beyond shocking. Outsourcing is a scourge on our NHS. It's weakening our response to coronavirus, and companies like Movianto should have no place in our NHS.
PPE problems, anyone? BIZARRE & scandalous story of how the management & distribution of the UK's PPE stockpile was outsourced to a BIG US HEALTH COMPANY, the legal disputes around the warenhousing of the stockpile, & who's responsible for it now.'
The Tory's reckless pursuit of privatised outsourcing appears to at the root of the PPE crisis
In case there's anyone left who thinks 'outsource all the things!' is a good policy
Revealed: Private firm running UK PPE stockpile was sold in middle of pandemic | World news | The Guardian
Revealed: Private firm running UK PPE stockpile was sold in middle of pandemic. CrimeTalk: can a neo-liberal govt ever exert any control over capitalism? Indeed can it ever come down from its fantasyland to listen to industry?
Revealed: Private firm running UK PPE stockpile was sold in middle of pandemic
Revealed: Private firm running UK PPE stockpile was sold in middle of pandemic - the fiasco just gets worse
Revealed: Private firm running UK PPE stockpile was sold in middle of pandemic