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Security firm collects £112m for work in Iraq

 

By Ben Quinn

Last Updated: 2:22am GMT 17/11/2006

 

A private security company has been paid more than £112 million by the Foreign Office over the past three years for work in Iraq.

 

Control Risks Group has earned the lion's share of lucrative contracts handed out by the Government to firms specialising in security.

 

In total, Whitehall has spent more than £158 million on such companies in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/17/nsecurity17.xml

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Security firm collects £112m for work in Iraq

 

By Ben Quinn

Last Updated: 2:22am GMT 17/11/2006

 

A private security company has been paid more than £112 million by the Foreign Office over the past three years for work in Iraq.

 

Control Risks Group has earned the lion's share of lucrative contracts handed out by the Government to firms specialising in security.

 

In total, Whitehall has spent more than £158 million on such companies in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/17/nsecurity17.xml

 

A friend of mine runs one of these firms over there. He runs about in a Porsche when he's back in town. I wouldn't fancy the work for 10 Porsches.

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"Are you sitting there reading the Torygraph when you should be working?" Kitty

 

 

I met the yachting correspondent in Valencia a couple of months ago. And as he explained, it isn't right wing...."It is a conservative paper". Nice bloke Tim. I mix and match it with the Guardian.

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"Are you sitting there reading the Torygraph when you should be working?" Kitty

 

 

I met the yachting correspondent in Valencia a couple of months ago. And as he explained, it isn't right wing...."It is a conservative paper". Nice bloke Tim. I mix and match it with the Guardian.

 

It's just a nickname.  I don't find the paper particularly right wing beyond its editorial

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"Are you sitting there reading the Torygraph when you should be working?" Kitty

 

 

I met the yachting correspondent in Valencia a couple of months ago. And as he explained, it isn't right wing...."It is a conservative paper". Nice bloke Tim. I mix and match it with the Guardian.

 

It's just a nickname.  I don't find the paper particularly right wing beyond its editorial

 

I think that was the point. Neither are the conservative party.

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I quite like the Telegraph. As a stude you could get it for 15p Mon-Fri (cheaper than The Sun etc. at the time). Of course it is a bit conservative (note the small 'c' ;) ) but I'm lucky enough to be one of those people who can read something and still make up my own mind about whether or not I agree with it.  tongue.gif The foreign news is excellent as is the football coverage, especially on a Monday and Henry Winter is always worth a gander imo. Very well written too.

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It's coverage of Iraq has been excellent btw.

 

I remember reading an article in that paper fairly recently describing the Iraq 'campaign' as generally successful, and that it was a peaceful country now in the main.

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Direct us to it MN. blueyes.gif

 

Oh no, I cut it out to show someone at work. It could have been 6 to 12 months ago  :oops:

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