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Matt Hancock's ex-neighbour under investigation by UK's medicine agency

Northerner

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The former publican and neighbour of Matt Hancock who secured lucrative work producing millions of vials for NHS Covid tests is under investigation by the UK’s medicine agency, the Guardian can reveal.

Alex Bourne, who used to run the Cock Inn near the health secretary’s old constituency home in Thurlow, won about £30m of work producing the test tubes despite having no prior experience in the medical devices industry.

Prior to the pandemic, his company, Hinpack, made plastic cups and takeaway boxes for the catering industry. Now it supplies tens of millions of vials from its production site on an industrial potato farm complex in Cambridgeshire.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) confirmed it has launched an investigation into Bourne’s company. “We take all reports of non-compliance very seriously,” said Graeme Tunbridge, director of devices at the MHRA. “We are currently investigating allegations about Hinpack and will take appropriate action as necessary. Patient safety is our top priority.”

 

mikeyB

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Hancock has already been told he behaved illegally by not making public the details of all his contracts that went to conservative donor, whether or not the company had a track record in providing, say, PPE, when there are already companies that produce nothing else.

Despite having acted illegally, he has refused to reign, and, unbelievably, Kier Starmer agreed with him. Is it any wonder that Scotland wants to opt out of this corrupt government, and Labour is a busted flush in Scotland?
 

grovesy

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I saw some comments at the week end that Hancock, is better option than any possible replacements.
 

mikeydt1

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Every time i even hear the word Hangcock i want to stick my fingers down my throat. if it gets to be another prime minister the whole gov need to step down and let it go back to the country it is like a game of come on down the next PM.
 

Ljc

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If I had my way and sadly I don’t , I would get rid of the majority of them tbh I don’t think much of the other side either.
 

Northerner

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I agree @Ljc, I feel disenfranchised living in England.
So do I, the Labour Party are getting worse and are no longer supportive of my views (they've just made a big thing about being committed to the nuclear deterrent). When Corbyn became leader the PLP would not support him and tried to get rid of him so they could continue with their outdated 1990s policies. Now he's gone that's exactly what they've gone back to without realising the world has moved on :( They are chasing the voters who they lost to the Tories (many of whom would probably return anyway), but in the process they are losing their own supporters in droves :( We are becoming a one party state :(
 

nonethewiser

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So do I, the Labour Party are getting worse and are no longer supportive of my views (they've just made a big thing about being committed to the nuclear deterrent). When Corbyn became leader the PLP would not support him and tried to get rid of him so they could continue with their outdated 1990s policies. Now he's gone that's exactly what they've gone back to without realising the world has moved on :( They are chasing the voters who they lost to the Tories (many of whom would probably return anyway), but in the process they are losing their own supporters in droves :( We are becoming a one party state :(

Well said Northie, feel same way about party, been shambles for last 2 decades, so detached & fed up of them all on all sides.
 

trophywench

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Goodness only knows why our last Labour MP didn't get re-elected cos he has always been a local solicitor although Mr C the leader absolutely had a lot more to do with it than Mike himself. Pete's cousin Val was his Party secretary locally.

Replaced by a Conservative we've never seen or heard of since ..... did follow his website for while but clearly much more interested in North Warwickshire than this bit of normal Warks. Quite a few farms and big detached houses in N Warks, this bit's where the bulk of the coalmines were ...... she added with a mock puzzled expression on her face.
 
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