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    Deep thoughts all

    My thought for some time now is for the NHS and other public bodies to consider whether using certain large companies for their services i.e cleaning, food, maintenance and whether they are taken on in the best interest of good value and service. The overheads of large corporations are high and that reflects in the money paid for the contracts and it's tax payer money. Needs more scrutiny. The Carillion debacle is in the spotlight at the moment but there are other large entities with huge contracts like them. For example, a hospital trust should consider using smaller independent businesses i.e one company for cleaning, another for food, another for maintenance rather than feel they have/need to only use large corporations to undertake hospital services.


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    The trouble is there is little or no joined - up thinking right across the NHS other than with the magnificent front line workers and I know someone who works in the NHS trying to put that right behind the scenes. There is phenominal waste at local adminicon level often caused by people believing the responsibility of keeping costs down by using common-sense is not their job!

    Also many of the higher echelons within Gov't have a finger in certain pie's which they'd never get if a smaller company of course without it being obvious and a conflict of interest.


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    but they dont do that because on a lot of contracts the management fees are itemised separately and that way the hospital or whatever only pays one set of fees. This smothers the competition from smaller companies so they dont tender.
    I'm sure that some would think this is not honest as it allows that contractor to basically put in 2 prices for the job.

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    why is it always the third day.
    beginning to think that it has religious undertones.



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    Can Mr Trump tweet whilst on shutdown?

    Strange way of running a country, people first, doesn't look like it.


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    Middle America think he's wonderful -working for the people rather than themselves. Be a nice change to find that here in the UK wouldn't it?


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    but what about the casualties of shutdown?

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/what-hap...nment-shutdown


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    Seems it's not as catastrophic as depicted.


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    its not catastrophic, its a conspiracy.



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    Middle America think he's wonderful -working for the people rather than themselves. Be a nice change to find that here in the UK wouldn't it?
    I know you're not a closet trumpeter A1 but as I think you and Ford are saying Mr T is a wily bird.


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    and Ford are saying Mr T is a wily bird.
    i was thinking maybe a sort of (valid?) conspiracy to get him out, to add to all else that is going on v T




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    He'll be re elected if he carries on making them happy in middle America. He's not conventional and runs his country like a business, says it how he thinks it is which is totally non political which is why everyone on both the left and right hand sides of the Country are frustrated as hell in dealing with this Maverick.

    It's because he's not a politician that they like him - they don't trust politicians - at least Mr T will tweet and say he'd cocked-up, unlike the pro's who'll deny anything. The World and his uncle doesn't know which way to read him - hence the Kim Jong Un situation - Kim he can't understand which way he'll move next and can't chance testing him.

    I love it, a complete nonsense of a President, but he'll probably do some good other politicians could never achieve.

    Wily Bird? - something like that!!


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    ,.......hence the Kim Jong Un situation - Kim he can't understand which way he'll move next and can't chance testing him. .....but he'll probably do some good other politicians could never achieve.
    well, n korea are now 'talking' again with S korea re the games. or is it that a conspiracy?
    'they' are though trying their best to get rid, but there he is.
    a bit like maggie May.




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