Boris Johnson’s grand (if something blurted out unplanned and backfilled afterward can be grand) ‘Operation Moonshot’ rapid coronavirus testing plan has been quietly dumped.
After a number of organisations sent a ‘letter before action’ threatening judicial review, the Tories have agreed to absorb ‘Moonshot’ into the existing test and trace programme – and have abandoned Johnson’s ludicrous plan to spend £100 billion on his vaporous project
But the threat of legal action has not receded, with its instigators demanding transparency over the Tories lack of due decision-making process and of competitive tendering for the project and threatening to resume the action if answers are not provided.
Johnson’s habitual attempts to funnel billions into the pockets of his chums and backers have hit a major snag – and his grandstanding has been exposed as the nonsense it always was.
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