Michelle Mone accused of trying to ‘bully’ ministers over PPE contracts

Michelle Mone has been accused of attempting to “bully and hector” ministers into awarding public PPE contracts worth more than £200m to a company that she appeared to profit from. The Guardian revealed last month that the Conservative peer and her children secretly received £29m originating from the profits of a PPE business that was … Read more

Ministers face pressure to explain PPE Medpro contracts decision

Ministers will come under intense pressure this week to explain how they assessed that a personal protective equipment (PPE) company linked to the Conservative peer Michelle Mone was fit to receive government contracts worth more than £200m during the pandemic. Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, has drawn up a list of parliamentary questions over the … Read more

Ministerial Handbook: R1.8 million was spent on new beds for Cabinet ministers | The Citizen

While South Africa’s unemployment reaches new levels, government has spent millions of Rands in perks pertaining to the lifestyles and living arrangements of Cabinet ministers. According to a Sunday Times, around R51 million has been spent on the minister’s state-owned houses in Cape Town. The Ministerial Handbook was recently in the spotlight after it was revealed … Read more

It is incorrect to suggest SA’s ministers are deliberately silent | The Citizen

Government asserts that the article titled “SA leaders seem to be AWOL” in The Citizen (17 October, 2022), casts aspersions that its leaders are silent in the midst of challenges facing the country. Such a false narrative has the potential to create unnecessary anxiety and sow public distrust in government. While government acknowledges SA has … Read more

Veterans Affairs assisted dying discussion was isolated, but probe ongoing: ministers – National | Globalnews.ca

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) officials insist the case of an employee who discussed medical assistance in dying with a veteran was an isolated incident, despite most calls between service agents and clients not being recorded. Paul Ledwell, the deputy veterans affairs minister, assured the House of Commons standing committee on veterans affairs on Thursday that … Read more