2022-11-24 14:52:02

Lady Mone is accused and still the Tories wont come clean about PPE. What are they hiding?

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By Angela Rayner

The new Guardian revelations about Michelle Mone claims that she and her children secretly received 29m originating from the profits of a PPE business that was awarded large government contracts after she recommended it to ministers go way beyond startling headlines. They also clearly highlight the conflicts of interest and failures of due diligence that lay behind the waste of billions of pounds of taxpayers money, and a Tory VIP lane that was declared illegal by the high court earlier this year.

We learn that PPE Medpro was given 203m to supply face masks and sterile surgical gowns at the height of the pandemic. Lady Mone, a Tory peer, referred PPE MedPro to the Cabinet Office in May 2020, five days before it was even registered as a company. She contacted the then ministers Michael Gove and fellow Conservative peer Lord Agnew, offering to supply PPE for a price. Lord Agnew referred PPE Medpro to the VIP lane, fast-tracking the bid for public contracts.

It now appears that tens of millions of pounds from those contracts ended up in offshore accounts connected to the individuals involved.

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