Sunday, 6 June 2010

Good Money After Bad (2)

Scientists who drew up the key World Health Organisation guidelines advising governments to stockpile drugs in the event of a flu pandemic had previously been paid by drug companies which stood to profit, according to a report out today.

The UK, which warned that 65,000 could die as a result of the [swine flu] virus, spent an estimated £1bn stockpiling drugs and vaccines; officials are now attempting to unpick expensive drug contracts.
Forget the paltry sums ripped from us in expenses by greedy MPs, Liam 'saggy-arse' Donaldson is the single biggest waste of taxpayer cash this country has ever seen.

The hideous ringpiece should be in court ... rather than being pensioned off to the tune of £2.3m.


JJ said...
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JJ said...

Liam Donaldson wouldn’t even make a decent compost heap. His wretched proclamations about swine flu and various other health warnings have served to panic those that should know better, into taking decisions that would have been better left to more sensible heads.

Here is someone who has constantly yapped our ears to death on health issues when he should have followed his own advice…a nice green wig, big red hooter and silly shoes would’ve ideally fitted him for a circus.

As for his £2.3m pension? I’d like to shred the lot before boiling it all down in fish oil and force feeding him every rotten scrap!

Junican said...

The basic problem with the likes of Sir Liam D is that he is not actually responsible for the consequences of his decisions and recommendations.
The other serious problem of this sort of situation is that, the way things are set up at the moment, politicians have no real option other than to accept his recommendations.
The same applies in other situations, such as global warming.

It is clear that politicians need a much more robust system of checks in order to ensure that what they are being told by medics and environmentalists is true. Certainly, it makes no sense for the taxpayer to be funding multiple organisations who are involved in the same field.