How Delboy hoodwinked ministers out of £300m – UPDATE
The farcical story of how a Delboy character managed to bring the whole of the UK justice system to a virtual halt after he persuaded government ministers to hand over a £300 million contract to a company he set up in his own bedroom is still rumbling on.
The story really has to be read to be believed. It’s difficult to believe anyone – even this government – could be so incompetent when it comes to running our essential services and so reckless with taxpayers’ money.
You can read the original article here:
The House of Commons Justice Select Committee, which has launched an inquiry into the whole sorry mess, last week had a chance to hear from Delboy – a man called Gavin Wheeldon – himself.
Unsurprisingly, Wheeldon defended himself by doing what every other self-serving incompetent con-artist from A4e to G4S has done when found out they are milking taxpayers’ money for providing substandard services under the coalition government.
Actually it’s even more Kafkaesque than that. He didn’t exactly blame his staff. He blamed the many professional legal interpreters who prefer to work freelance and refuse to work for him for half their usual hourly rate – especially after he also announced he wouldn’t be paying them any travel expenses.
So it would be more true to say he blamed his potential staff.