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Byline Times & Skwawkbox misfire on home office spending

Byline Times & Skwawkbox misfire on home office spending

The Byline Times published an article titled “Home Office Doesn’t Explain Strange Spending” examining reported spending for the department’s expense logs. Spending included £ 107,269.40 spent at Global Beauty Products Limited and £ 5,415.90 at Primark. Skwawkbox reprinted the investigation, claiming the Home Office’s procurement card “revealed a list of shocking expenditures”. Guido assumes that both sales outlets will see some red faces …

Guido made a few inquiries and discovered the following without much effort:

Global Beauty Products Limited and SP Beautiful Brows expenses were for the company’s PPE on a professional level. No new eyebrows for Priti Patel …
Primark spending was on new clothes for migrants.

A Home Office source tells Guido that much of the Primark £ 5,400 claim was actually for refugees – not just clothing for migrants. The Byline Times prides itself on reporting “What the Newspapers Don’t Say” – it turns out there is a good reason for it …

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