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Labour's Bonnie Tyler's Moment

Ministry of Defence pay £22 for 65p lightbulb Army documents seen by The Sun have revealed.
Dim MoD bosses incredibly also pay £103 each for simple inch-long steel screws for the Army's Land Rovers for £103 each.
Exactly the same screw can be ordered online for £2.60.

Thank goodness we have a new Labour War Hero entering parliament with his inside knowledge of waste. Will he be part of the solution or the problem?

As Bonnie sang:

Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods ?
Where's the street-wise Hercules to fight the rising odds ?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed ?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need
I need a hero, I'm holding out for at hero 'till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero....

Comments

Looks like another of Brown's toxic legacies.
The first thing we need to do is establish the exact nature of the relationship between FEL Avionics, its shareholders & directors, and the Labour Party.

"Thank goodness we have a new Labour War Hero entering parliament with his inside knowledge of waste. Will he be part of the solution or the problem?"

A rhetorical question, surely?

"£103 each for simple inch-long steel screws for the Army's Land Rovers"

Which - given the overall age and condition of the British Army Land Rover fleet - means that collectively, er, those steel screws are likely worth more than the vehicles they're attached to.

(Sorry, me again.)

I have some sympathy for the British Army and its expensive lightbulbs and steel screws because I understand the restrictions and red-tape by which the MOD must conduct procurement.

Here in the Dominion, our own Canadian Department of National Defence, like all government ministries, must follow a torturous bureaucratic process to tender just about anything.

Diversity, gender-equality, equal opportunity, unions, First Nations, Quebec or Maritimes regional development, climate change, sustainability: all this sort of modern mumbo-jumbo gets stuffed into the procurement process to obtain even a humble toilet brush for a deputy minister's washroom.

That's why you and I can go down to Home Depot or B&Q and buy shiny new steel screws for a few pennies each while our dear governments have to do environmental impact studies first.

interesting post !

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