Conflicts of interest…
14 August 2021 - 10:21 am
At the plebeian level, things like conflicts of interest are taken extremely seriously. For example you cannot volunteer for two separate customer involvement panels for a local housing association because there is concern that perhaps an unpaid volunteer tenant of a social housing provider could be part of a vote for a meaningless box-ticking exercise that they also contributed some research time to. The “pecuniary interests” here in this real-life example are nil. There is nothing one could have any influence over that could have any gains for the volunteer, financial or otherwise. But it is not permitted. Even stating it as a declared “interest” i.e. “oh I helped out on that panel so I’ll sit out of voting on the recommendations based on the findings” doesn’t change things, it is completely forbidden based on the “conflicts of interest” premise that is essentially non-existent in this case.
As you begin to move up the ziggurat of corporate and State structures it seems to become less of an issue, even though there are real-world direct financial implications, or even ideological motives. Once you get up to top-tier Government and international corporate and Governance levels it entirely ceases to be a problem. It exists in name only, if acknowledged at all, and if it is acknowledged it is instantly dismissed with a “nothing to see here” wave of the hand.
This is by no means a new problem. Many Government ministers are on the board of directors, in paid positions too that are in charge of creating and implementing laws that directly benefit the companies they are connected to.
We have also seen many examples during the fake pandemic of people in Government connected with companies that are getting awarded Government contracts for “pandemic” related services and supplies. We also see the colossal list of conflicts of interest with members of the SAGE committee too. There are Government connected people behind the sudden surge of COVID testing companies. Just one example is the company RT Diagnostics Limited, incorporated in March 2021 according to Companies House, who’s Managing Director is Faisal Shoukat, the current Labour Councillor for Park Ward in Halifax.
Conflicts of interest at this level and above just don’t matter, according to the Government who these people usually work for. Outside the “pandemic” there are conflicts of interest all the time that should matter, but seemingly don’t. Sometimes they are harder to spot as people and companies can be abstracted away behind nebulous schemes and benign sounding corporate terminology. Other times though it’s so blatant, so overt it’s like a slap in the face. The BBC recently reported one such instance, although in traditional BBC manner, it is being reported but not much is really being made of it.
Yesterday, the 13th August 2021 the BBC published an article titled “UK inhaler firm Vectura backs £1bn bid by Marlboro-maker” which while accurate doesn’t really present this with the seriousness it actually warrants, unlike much of the BBC’s hysterical reporting on the COVIDS.
This article reports serenely that Philip Morris International (PMI) is in a buyout battle with private equity group Carlyle, trumping their final bid for Vectura, a UK asthma inhaler company with a £1,000,000,000 bid. PMI sells cigarettes. They sell a lot of cigarettes all over the world.
The article mentions that “shares in Vectura, which counts Novartis and GSK among its customers, have soared 33% in value since Carlyle’s first offer in May”. GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) should be a familiar name to you, as they were mentioned in the 20th April 2021 article titled “More COVID Nonsense”. In that article we looked at how GSK and a company called Medicago are working on a “novel adjuvanted COVID-19 candidate vaccine” as mentioned in their press release back in 2020.
Also in that article we looked at Medicago in a bit of detail and found that it is “a privately held company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (MTPC) and Philip Morris International (PMI)” according to the GSK press release mentioned above.
Isn’t it a small world? We not only have the absurd and obviously dangerous attempted buyout of Vectura, who’s products see increased sales due to the buyer’s (PMI) own products, that being cigarettes, but we see GSK who Patrick Vallance used to work for and declared a financial stake in, connected with both Philip Morris International and Vectura through shareholdings and corporate partnerships, all of which is connected to the Government through the Chief Scientific Adviser that is pushing this “pandemic” and already pushing the next one.
This is so blatantly and massively corrupt, and is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dodgy deals, conflicts of interest, financial and ideological motivations and so on. Why does anyone trust any of these people and companies? They all have track-records that make a mafia cartel look like a handful of kids stealing sweets in the playground.
This only carries on because the public largely not just permits it, but actively enables and supports it with their participation in politics and compliance with rules that are only designed to funnel wealth and control in one direction. It really needs to stop.