Rishi Sunak refuses to apologise for PPE contracts handed to companies with ties to MPs

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Published on 22 Nov 2020, 12:33
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, declined to apologise for PPE contracts given to companies with links to MPs and ministers during the first wave of coronavirus.

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Appearing on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show, Sunak was questioned on the government's purchase of 50 million face masks from Ayanda Capital that were later deemed unusable for NHS workers. 'It was right to try to do everything we can, and I'm not going to apologise for us reacting in that way,' Sunak said.

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