Debates Forum

Debates Forum

  1. Subscriberdivegeester
    Leave Means Leave
    Voting not marching!
    Joined
    16 Feb '08
    Moves
    88862
    22 Mar '18 20:122 edits
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/22/contract-to-print-uk-passports-abroad-will-save-120m

    “”Matt Hancock, the culture secretary, sought to blame EU regulations on procurement. He told a Westminster reporters’ lunch: “There is an irony, which is these rules are European rules and we are going to be leaving the European Union and then we may be able to – if we choose to – set out our own procurement rules.””

    I’m choosing to post the Guardian’s willy-rubbing coverage of this interesting news, as it is a nice representation of thier crappy editorial policy.

    Firstly, it is excellent to see the UK continuing to strike business deals with our European cousins, irrespective of what idiots like Priti Patel have to say about it. Who gives a monkey’s bollock if it’s passport blanks...so bloody what!

    But the interesting thing for me is the Guardian quote from above...so and so “sought to blame EU regulations”... yes that right, because the UK is honouring it’s commitment to those procurement regulations you bloody idiot.

    JEEZ.
  2. Joined
    20 Oct '16
    Moves
    8803
    22 Mar '18 20:42
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/22/contract-to-print-uk-passports-abroad-will-save-120m

    [i]“”Matt Hancock, the culture secretary, sought to blame EU regulations on procurement. He told a Westminster reporters’ lunch: “There is an irony, which is these rules are European rules and we are going to be leaving the European Union and then we ...[text shortened]... the UK is honouring it’s commitment to those procurement regulations you bloody idiot.

    JEEZ.
    Yes, exactly. The tender went out. A French firm won the tender as it offered the least costly manufacturing process. That's how tenders work. If the government acted any differently, it would be economically nonsensical. We don't have 120 million to throw around just for the sake of snubbing France - that's just childish.

    Looks like the British company thought they could bank on the government to pick them so they didn't bother to offer a good price. Oopsy - poopsy, better luck next time. Tough lesson in business.
  3. Subscriberdivegeester
    Leave Means Leave
    Voting not marching!
    Joined
    16 Feb '08
    Moves
    88862
    22 Mar '18 20:472 edits
    Originally posted by @ashiitaka
    Yes, exactly. The tender went out. A French firm won the tender as it offered the least costly manufacturing process. That's how tenders work. If the government acted any differently, it would be economically nonsensical. We don't have 120 million to throw around just for the sake of snubbing France - that's just childish.

    Looks like the British compa ...[text shortened]... t bother to offer a good price. Oopsy - poopsy, better luck next time. Tough lesson in business.
    The owner of the British company was whining on the radio this morning about various MPs coming to his factory and meeting his “dedicated” staff. I heard myself saying out loud “shut the f*** up!”... it’s a competitive marketplace and it’s going to get more competive outside of Europe after Brexit. Competition is a good thing.
  4. Joined
    20 Oct '16
    Moves
    8803
    22 Mar '18 20:521 edit
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    The owner of the British company was whining on the radio this morning about various MPs coming to his factory and meeting his “dedicated” staff. I heard myself saying out loud “shut the f*** up, it’s a competitive marketplace and it’s going to get more competive outside of Europe after Brexit”. Competition is a good thing.
    Cash is king. Did the owner think that Spreadsheet Phil (famous for being a superb accountant) would throw away 120 000 000 pounds for no reason when the NHS is struggling and we have austerity? Come now.

    Competition is the engine of prosperity. Without it, we get lazy and arrogant. If I were the owner, I would be saying "this is a terrible loss, we will immediately review our manufacturing process and see if we can cut costs".
  5. Behind the scenes
    Joined
    27 Jun '16
    Moves
    1407
    23 Mar '18 02:00
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/22/contract-to-print-uk-passports-abroad-will-save-120m

    [i]“”Matt Hancock, the culture secretary, sought to blame EU regulations on procurement. He told a Westminster reporters’ lunch: “There is an irony, which is these rules are European rules and we are going to be leaving the European Union and then we ...[text shortened]... the UK is honouring it’s commitment to those procurement regulations you bloody idiot.

    JEEZ.
    I’m choosing to post the Guardian’s willy-rubbing coverage of this interesting news

    Who gives a monkey’s bollock if it’s passport blanks...so bloody what!





    😀
  6. Subscribermoonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    Joined
    31 May '12
    Moves
    2415
    23 Mar '18 20:541 edit
    I'm waiting for someone to post a fake news scare that the French company is engineering a back-door hack into the UK passport data chips...



    Oops, I just did.
Back to Top