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Sam Bright

Sam Bright is Byline Times’ Investigations Editor and the author of Fortress London: Why We Need to Save the Country From its Capital.

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The Coronavirus Crisis: Boris Johnson’s Excuse for Bad Government

, 30 November 2020
Under the cover of seemingly generous economic policies, the Government has eroded the rights of vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Ben Bradley’s London Lifestyle

, 27 November 2020
The Conservative MP’s taxpayer-funded second property is seemingly rented for twice as much as the average UK wage

EXCLUSIVE Completed COVID Care Home Tests Flown 300 Miles for Results

, 26 November 2020
‘Test and trace’ chaos forced the Government to fly care home swabs from Bournemouth to Belfast, new documents reveal

Frontline Workers Failed By Wasteful, Inefficient £15 Billion PPE Procurement Effort

, 25 November 2020
The majority of protective equipment bought by the Government still hasn’t arrived, the National Audit Office has revealed

Dominic Cummings’ Role in The Great Procurement Scandal Shows He is Not a Mastermind

, 23 November 2020
Dominic Cummings failed to reform the procurement process, and in doing so exposed his hollow intellectual posturing, argues Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 Testing Chaos Forced Almost Half a Million Tests to be Processed Abroad

, 20 November 2020
Amid a backlog in domestic labs, the UK shipped tests to the United States, Italy and Germany for analysis, Sam Bright reveals

EXCLUSIVE Serco Lands Place on £7.5 Billion Government Contract to Provide ‘Employment Services’

, 20 November 2020
After facing criticism for its work during the pandemic, the outsourcing giant is set to be paid millions of pounds more to assist the post-Coronavirus clean-up operation, reports Sam Bright

Government’s Rushed, Biased Procurement Process Exposed by Spending Watchdog

, 18 November 2020
A new National Audit Office report – which found that the Government established a ‘high-priority’ lane for PPE suppliers with political links – does little to dispel the notion of cronyism at the heart of the Boris Johnson administration, explains Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Health Ministers’ COVID-19 Meetings with Conservative & Vote Leave Allies Revealed

, 16 November 2020
MP alleges ‘special treatment’ as two former Vote Leave chiefs were drafted in by Matt Hancock’s department, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Miami Vice: Florida Fashion Designer Awarded New PPE Contracts Worth £197 Million

, 12 November 2020
A Miami-based firm owned by a jewellery entrepreneur has been awarded UK PPE deals worth hundreds of millions, reports Sam Bright

‘Ethical Challenges’: UK Hypocrisy Over New China Trade Warnings

, 10 November 2020
The Government has warned firms about fuelling human rights violations in China, despite itself purchasing face masks from a firm that likely uses Uyghur forced labour

EXCLUSIVE £119 Million COVID-19 Testing Contract Awarded to Four-Month-Old DNA Analysis Firm

, 9 November 2020
A company incorporated on 18 May was awarded a huge Government contract to ramp-up Coronavirus testing, reports Sam Bright

The UK’s Not Immune to Trumpian Mail Ballot Antics

, 6 November 2020
Donald Trump is articulating a spurious grievance held by Nigel Farage and other right-wing figures in the UK for years, says Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Government Buys PPE Made by Uyghur Muslims Under Chinese Labour Programme

, 5 November 2020
The conditions of the Uyghurs forced to work in factories “strongly suggest forced labour”, Sam Bright reports

‘Informal Arrangements’ Used for Government PPE Procurement, Says Health Minister

, 4 November 2020
Lord James Bethell’s comments appear to validate leaked documents revealing an expedited system of the awarding contracts to “high profile contacts” of the Boris Johnson administration

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