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Opinion: public contracts should not go to companies linked to human rights abuses

I recently spoke in Canterbury against the Conservative City Council’s decision to consider giving its waste handling contract to a company whose Israeli affiliate are alleged to be linked to human rights abuses in Palestine.

The Council is refusing to consider the ethical issues on the basis of an interpretation of European law that prohibits taking such matters into account. The correct interpretation of the law is disputed but members of the public formed the distinct impression that the Conservative Council …

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  • User AvatarDavid Evans 20th Feb - 1:16am
    Joe, and yet another comment from you that does next to nothing to answer my point. If you ever do decide to do so, let...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 20th Feb - 12:21am
    Joe B. Going back to your comment of the 18th at 5.26 pm, replying to me - thank you - I don't really see that...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 19th Feb - 11:27pm
    David, In Plato's Republic, Socrates' ideal society in the ancient world is constituted by three classes: Producers or Workers: The labourers who make the goods...
  • User AvatarWilliam Francis 19th Feb - 11:14pm
    @expats Weirdly enough it was Theresa May herself who put that idea back into the public consciousness. Labour merely copied the idea. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/news/77172/theresa-may-put-employees-company-boards In any...
  • User Avatarpaul holmes 19th Feb - 10:56pm
    TCO All the things you mention make very little difference in fact to how you fight the ground campaign in a Target Seat let alone...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 19th Feb - 10:39pm
    Peter, As Jonathan Portes has written "...that (fiat) money is ultimately a governmental construct in modern capitalist economies, and central banks can indeed produce as...