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Cummings rejects court ruling on ‘unlawful' Covid contract, says govt was more focused on outcomes than ‘process' during pandemic

11 days ago   |   By RT

Dominic Cummings has rejected the High Court's ruling that the government unlawfully awarded a Covid contract to a firm that he had ties to, claiming that Downing Street was more focused on saving lives than following protocol.
In its decision, the High Court said that the government violated the law when handing a £560,000 contract to a marketing company run by Cummings' friends. The decision to grant the Cabinet Office contract to Public First in June 2020 “gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful,” the court ruled.
Issuing the court's decision, Mrs. Justice O'Farrell said that the...
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UK government unlawfully gave £560,000 contract to friends of PM's former chief adviser, court rules

UK government unlawfully gave £560,000 contract to friends of PM's former chief adviser, court rules

11 days ago   |   By RT

The UK's High Court has ruled that the British government acted unlawfully by handing a company run by friends of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former chief adviser Dominic Cummings a £560,000 Covid contract.
Issuing the damning ruling on Wednesday, Mrs. Justice O'Farrell stated that the decision to grant the Cabinet Office contract to Public First in June 2020 “gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful.”
The critical judgement of the UK government is the first court ruling of a number of legal challenges brought by the Good Law Project over contracts awarded without tender during the...
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