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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Funem
This is what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket , government bears some culpability here.
Glad to hear they're investigating the board , fat cats love their cream.
UK construction industry in crisis after government mistakenly bails out Marillion
The UK Construction Industry is in terminal decline after the government incorrectly bailed out unfashionable, neo-progressive rock act Marillion.
Owing to a simple typo, money intended for the troubled construction giant Carillion, is now lining the pockets of the former chart stars, whose records generally make Then Jericho’s output seem like the eggs that were shat from a golden goose.
Meanwhile, current construction projects held by Carillion may never be completed due to former singer Fish’s considerable lack of building site experience. However, the band’s loyal fanbase insist Fish’s recent kitchen extension, the result of a collaboration with current singer Steve Hogarth and the drummer, is the best thing they’ve done since “Kayleigh”.
Fish and co are now under pressure to meet Carillion’s existing commitments, including a state-of-the-art hospital in Liverpool, rather than banging on about some eighties’ bint who wears inappropriate footwear during a cold spell.
Carillion CEO, Simon Williams, said, “The UK requires a million new homes every single year, not some lank-haired #er reminiscing about the cherry blossom in the market square.”
And Fish, himself, admitted that while he would probably spend the money on a new recording studio, the mistake had left the country’s construction fortunes in a perilous state.
“What happens to politically sensitive building projects like schools and jails?” he remarked. “What happens to loving on the floor in Belsize Park?”
He added, “To the people of Liverpool awaiting their shiny new hospital, I just wanna say I’m sorry. “But I’m too scared to pick up the phone.” Link
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
That's funny! Is that some British version of The Onion?
originally posted by: Funem
Yh its 20,000 UK with another 27000 round the world.
To a certain degree things do need to be moved back to the public sector.
Why they were providing schools meals makes no sense to me. Surely the cooks/dinner ladies should be employed directly by the school and those people by produce from suppliers and cook it. No need for a middle man.
When your looking at long term maintenance and support why isn't it provided direct by local authorities or the NHS
Large scale infrastructure projects should make use of private companies with expertise, but proper due diligence should be done.
The outcome of an investigation should be hopefully be revealing as to just how badly managed some of these contracts are.
originally posted by: doobydoll
Public services should never be privatised, and this instance is an example of one reason why.