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You make it sound like a proper job.
Believe me, it certainly can be and in the case of this it will be.
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The BBC .........
Love to know which MSM you actually trust Bread??
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Love to know which MSM you actually trust Bread??
I can't speak for Bread.
Personally though, none of them.
Not one.
Commonsense is needed with all media output.

Every word must be read and digested with opinion and supposition cast aside; all too often that doesn't leave very much - if anything.
What remains should be corroborated using other sources wherever possible, although it should be noted that frequently different MSM outlets use the same source and even wording so that wariness is always a prerequisite.


BTW:
Bread is right in that the BBC is particularly poor at impartiality with far too much opinion and selective interpretation, and far too little reporting.
This is widely accepted and is one of the reasons reform is imminent for the BBC,
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NHS gowns 'suspended' from use due to packaging concern

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55934676

The government says all PPE is quality assured, but Labour has called for an inquiry into the awarding of contracts.

Many of the contracts dated back to last Spring, when the government was scrambling to deal with PPE shortages in hospitals and care homes at the beginning of the pandemic.

However, officials at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) continued to sign large PPE contracts after the first wave of infections was over, in a bid to avoid a repeat of shortages.

One of those contracts was a 70m deal, signed in June, for the supply of 10.2 million sterile surgical gowns from a US firm called Saiger LLC.

The BBC understands Saiger delivered the gowns on time but their use was suspended because of concerns about the way they were packaged.

A court document obtained by the BBC shows NHS infection control experts were concerned the gowns were only single wrapped, when in their view they should have been double wrapped if they were to be used in sterile care settings.

The document shows there was no requirement - either in the government's published specifications or in its contract with Saiger - for the gowns to be double wrapped.

The gowns came from the same firm that paid millions of pounds of UK taxpayer cash to a Spanish businessman to source PPE for the NHS.

Last November, the BBC revealed Gabriel Gonzalez Andersson was paid $28m (21m) in UK government cash by Saiger to find PPE as part of two deals.


In response, Saiger said: "The government could not have been clearer that we delivered the goods in accordance with the contracts and to the technical specifications requested, that we delivered them on time, and that we delivered them at good value."
A small part of the chaos and incompetence emanating from the UK government in a time of crisis .....
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Re: Go-between paid 21m in taxpayer funds for NHS PPE

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NHS gowns 'suspended' from use due to packaging concern

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55934676



A small part of the chaos and incompetence emanating from the UK government in a time of crisis .....
Oh my sainted aunt. The chaos is due to the chaotic nature of this virus and the irresponsible behaviour of the public at large. It is BOUND to introduce chaos and I for one see absolutely NO incompetence where attempting to deal with this chaotic situation.
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Love to know which MSM you actually trust Bread??
None of them
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