Track & trace nearly double the cost of crossrail?

Track & trace nearly double the cost of crossrail?

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tight fart

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2,036 posts

250 months

Saturday 14th May
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Surely this can’t be true, popped up on FB, I thought they were fact checking news feeds now?



Murph7355

32,853 posts

233 months

Saturday 14th May
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tight fart said:
Surely this can’t be true, popped up on FB, I thought they were fact checking news feeds now?
Probably best to use Google in addition to Twitter for your news.

https://fullfact.org/online/37bn-test-trace-spendi...

And what relevance does Crossrail have? As far as I'm aware, Crossrail wasn't a project spun up in an emergency to deal with an unprecedented (in modern times) pandemic.


Mandat

3,498 posts

215 months

Saturday 14th May
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tight fart said:
Surely this can’t be true, popped up on FB, I thought they were fact checking news feeds now?
The fact that whoever is creating this crap propaganda cannot even get "test & trace" correct, tells you all you need to know about the intellect of the people producing it, as well as the intended audience.

Edited by Mandat on Saturday 14th May 19:10

tight fart

Original Poster:

2,036 posts

250 months

Saturday 14th May
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So the £37b includes all the Covid testing, but the figures are roughly correct?

Monkeylegend

23,528 posts

208 months

Saturday 14th May
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This says the budget is £37b but not all spent yet. Don't know how accurate that is though.

Apparently Matt Hancock still has a few invoices to submit.

https://fullfact.org/health/nhs-test-and-trace-cos...

Randy Winkman

11,418 posts

166 months

Saturday 14th May
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Mandat said:
tight fart said:
Surely this can’t be true, popped up on FB, I thought they were fact checking news feeds now?
The fact that whoever is creating this crap propaganda cannot even get "test & trace" correct, tells you all you need to know about the intellect of the people producing it, as well as the intended audience.

Edited by Mandat on Saturday 14th May 19:10
That's why I stick to MSM.

Fundoreen

2,995 posts

60 months

Sunday 15th May
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People will wonder wont they.
A 15 year project is 15 years of wages and digger hire etc so it does sound cheap.
Covid Telephone helpline (track and trace) and testing centres (some car park somewhere) whatever the staffing is a few months work.
And remember the army. They are already being paid.

nick30

1,527 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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Mandat said:
The fact that whoever is creating this crap propaganda cannot even get "test & trace" correct, tells you all you need to know about the intellect of the people producing it, as well as the intended audience.

Edited by Mandat on Saturday 14th May 19:10
Exactly this.


nick30

1,527 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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Randy Winkman said:
That's why I stick to MSM.
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh

paulguitar

15,503 posts

90 months

Sunday 15th May
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nick30 said:
Randy Winkman said:
That's why I stick to MSM.
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh
The BBC certainly has to be far more accountable than random Facebook wibblers.

Evolved

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164 months

Sunday 15th May
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paulguitar said:
nick30 said:
Randy Winkman said:
That's why I stick to MSM.
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh
The BBC certainly has to be far more accountable than random Facebook wibblers.
You’d think, wouldn’t you…

Murph7355

32,853 posts

233 months

Sunday 15th May
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Fundoreen said:
People will wonder wont they.
A 15 year project is 15 years of wages and digger hire etc so it does sound cheap.
Covid Telephone helpline (track and trace) and testing centres (some car park somewhere) whatever the staffing is a few months work.
And remember the army. They are already being paid.
People are being led by the nose to "wonder".

If only most people would actually think for more than 5secs about how two incomparable projects are being compared.

nick30

1,527 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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Evolved said:
paulguitar said:
nick30 said:
Randy Winkman said:
That's why I stick to MSM.
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh
The BBC certainly has to be far more accountable than random Facebook wibblers.
You’d think, wouldn’t you…
If we are being honest here then who actually believes they or the politicians who fed us lies will ever be held accountable?

Yep let’s just trust MSM.


Wills2

19,387 posts

152 months

Sunday 15th May
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nick30 said:
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh
Do you want to point to the deliberate lies that they push?




nick30

1,527 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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Wills2 said:
nick30 said:
Yep we can only really trust the BBC laugh
Do want to point to the deliberate lies that they push?

Are you that naïve?

Jab your children etc etc..

CharlieCrocodile

1,009 posts

130 months

Sunday 15th May
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tight fart said:
Surely this can’t be true, popped up on FB, I thought they were fact checking news feeds now?
A facebook generated meme is news?

paulguitar

15,503 posts

90 months

Sunday 15th May
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nick30 said:
Yep let’s just trust MSM.
On the whole that actually is a much better idea than trusting Darren on Facebook. The 'MSM' is just a bunch of legacy outlets that have to conform to certain standards. Darren of Facebook doesn't have to do that, and so can be a lot more free and easy with the 'facts'.


Zumbruk

6,496 posts

237 months

Sunday 15th May
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The meme is tosh and I'm sick of seeing it.

They didn't spend £37B.

Most of the money went on testing; a Luminos PCR machine is ~£250K and they bought hundreds of them. A PCR test is ~£25 and they did millions of them.

(FTAOD, IMNHO Boris is a lying sack of pus and the whole thing was (and still is) incredibly badly (and corruptly) handled.)

Edited by Zumbruk on Sunday 15th May 11:51

Scrump

17,805 posts

135 months

Sunday 15th May
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If the figures are correct then it makes crossrail look like a bargain, why was it so cheap? scratchchin

hehe

nick30

1,527 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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paulguitar said:
nick30 said:
Yep let’s just trust MSM.
On the whole that actually is a much better idea than trusting Darren on Facebook. The 'MSM' is just a bunch of legacy outlets that have to conform to certain standards. Darren of Facebook doesn't have to do that, and so can be a lot more free and easy with the 'facts'.
True. I like how you note ‘legacy’. I don’t use Facebook myself but can imagine the amount of Darren’s and Karen’s.