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Johnson defends Covid contracts
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Johnson defends Covid contracts

    Boris Johnson today showed no remorse for handing out billions in crony coronavirus contracts and refused to even pledge he’ll stop doing it. The Prime Minister insisted he was very proud of his record after a damning report found £10.5bn of contracts were given out without competition. The National Audit Office revealed officials set up a high-priority lane to deal with PPE leads from people including MPs, ministers and peers. Requests in the high-priority lane were 10 times more likely to turn into government contracts. Hitting out at PMQs, Keir Starmer said suppliers with political connections were more likely to win lucrative deals. Labour ’s leader added: We’re eight months into this crisis and the government is still making the same mistakes. Can the Prime M...