Extracts from BBC news about how we are governed by technoquacks, incompetents, wilfully negligent suits and institutionalised unacceptable faces of capital, broadcast 26 Oct 00 - anybody else have a feeling of deja vous?
the phillips report cost 27 million GBP of our money and took two and a half years to conclude that the public was deliberately sedated with misleading reassurances
a false impression was conveyed that there was no risk to humans
significant failure and collective stupidity of public health institutions
protecting the government machine still has priority over public health
the public was repeatedly misled
ministers and officials decided to sedate the public
the government was preoccupied with preventing alarmist reactions to the truth
the public was given misleading reassurances .. by ministers and civil servants .. including two chief medical officers singled out for special mention
the chief medical officer gave false assurances
the prevailing mantra was 'there is no scientific proof'
there was excessive secrecy and bureaucratic delays that prevented appropriate public health measures
Extracts from Ch4 news about how we are governed by technoquacks, incompetents, wilfully negligent suits and institutionalised unacceptable faces of capitalism:
the experiment was in progress in the population
basically the culture was to blame
a prevailing culture of secrecy
a government campaign of reassurance, intended to protect industry
the political class let down the people
the trust people vest in politicians was betrayed
what is now called a culture of secrecy, we civil servants called a culture of public interest
it's about the way this country is run
evidence offered by Ian McGill (the first whistle blower about wilful negligence) was ignored by Phillips and file DFA13 has mysteriously disappeared
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