Oh! Shock! Horror
The EU and (probably?) the world has rumbled UK "free market" working methods.
To save them additional expense, more investigations and embarrassment to all concerned here are the UK "free market" funding practices:
- make a state run service into a psuedo-private enterprise (shares held by Treasury no?)
- open up invitations and make it internetable as per EU wishes
- ensure that the "local" rules are public sector based with public sector language, practices and bureaucracy as a first stumbling block to the private sector (they don't really have the (overpaid?) staff to create all sorts of obfuscating rules, practices and hurdles to the well-intended)
- design the framework and tone of questions and answers and paperwork and bureaucracy to comply with public service standards and practices (that means far too much of the 'orrible stuff but it does keep plenty of UK priveleged folks in jobs no?)
- woteva make sure the contract goes to the psuedo-private company pretending it was a free market with lots n lots n lots n ... n ,,, n lots of scrutinies at every stage (got to make sure that the winner is absolutely the winner innit?)
- remember to beg knighthood for duties performed?
Just saying thats all