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Title: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on November 07, 2017, 07:09:28 PM
The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started

"November 7th 2017"      News report and 3 minute video of the opening session.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-thorough-and-fair-investigation-promised-how-day-one-unfolded-36297220.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-thorough-and-fair-investigation-promised-how-day-one-unfolded-36297220.html)

The speaker in the video, making the opening statement, is the inquiry's senior counsel David Scoffield Q.C..

"RHI Inquiry: Thorough and fair investigation promised - how day one unfolded"

"The inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme held its first public evidence session."

"It heard how the botched green energy scheme, which ultimately brought down Stormont power sharing "struck at the heart of Northern Ireland's democratic institutions". "

"Inquiry head Sir Patrick Coghlin told the opening hearing at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, that the inquiry team has already examined one million pieces of documentary evidence."

Etcetera...
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on November 09, 2017, 01:08:52 AM
"9th November, 2017"

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/11/09/news/inquiry-hears-arlene-foster-pressed-on-with-rhi-launch-in-face-of-concerns-1182959/ (http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/11/09/news/inquiry-hears-arlene-foster-pressed-on-with-rhi-launch-in-face-of-concerns-1182959/)

"Inquiry hears Arlene Foster pressed on with RHI launch in face of concerns"

"ARLENE Foster's eagerness to launch the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) meant flaws were not addressed when they were brought to the attention of her department, the inquiry into the botched green energy scheme has heard."

Etcetera...
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on November 09, 2017, 09:04:52 AM
All that will happen here is a slap on the wrist. 
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on November 09, 2017, 04:43:25 PM
That point was addressed by the inquiry's council in the video in the news report of the opening session.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-thorough-and-fair-investigation-promised-how-day-one-unfolded-36297220.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-thorough-and-fair-investigation-promised-how-day-one-unfolded-36297220.html)

The inquiry has a website, which includes daily transcripts of the hearings.
https://www.rhiinquiry.org/ (https://www.rhiinquiry.org/)

https://www.rhiinquiry.org/timetable-and-transcripts-oral-hearings (https://www.rhiinquiry.org/timetable-and-transcripts-oral-hearings)

It should have been broadcast live online via video and the recordings of those videos should have been made available online, and there already is an online livecam facility available in Stormont.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on November 29, 2017, 05:17:25 AM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on November 29, 2017, 07:38:19 AM
Looks like Arlene's in the clear.  ;)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: Jim McCullough on November 29, 2017, 08:05:19 AM
I would predict that the carpet will be lifted and the broom will come into play, but one lives in hope.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 02, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
I would predict that the carpet will be lifted and the broom will come into play, but one lives in hope.

Well said.  O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: White dee on December 03, 2017, 12:05:21 AM

Well said.  O0 O0

Well said jjmack
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 03, 2017, 06:52:35 AM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 03, 2017, 08:00:01 AM
 :)

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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jillyfred on December 03, 2017, 05:02:34 PM

Obviously the whole `scenario` was run by muppets for the gain of both sides of the `friends `from both political
spectrums .
Both are equally responsible-check out both sides.
It merely just shows how incompetent and self seeking for their `chosen ones`many politicians and the so called
Civil Service-which is anything but-are corrupt.
The Civil Service for one in my opinion needs a really good cleanout in N.I.
The man/woman in the street are treated by those in power as if they are `morons`,they will just go the road they
dictate.
They will just accept what their birth into certain political and religious boxes they have been placed.
Well,I for one am not in a `box`-well not until I have been placed in one by the Undertaker.
jilly
 ::) 
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 03, 2017, 06:34:13 PM
Obviously the whole `scenario` was run by muppets for the gain of both sides of the `friends `from both political
spectrums .
Both are equally responsible-check out both sides.
It merely just shows how incompetent and self seeking for their `chosen ones`many politicians and the so called
Civil Service-which is anything but-are corrupt.
The Civil Service for one in my opinion needs a really good cleanout in N.I.
The man/woman in the street are treated by those in power as if they are `morons`,they will just go the road they
dictate.
They will just accept what their birth into certain political and religious boxes they have been placed.
Well,I for one am not in a `box`-well not until I have been placed in one by the Undertaker.
jilly
 ::)

 O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 03, 2017, 06:34:39 PM

Well said jjmack

 O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ned on December 04, 2017, 10:50:35 PM
I have little or no doubt that some minion will get the rap for this. ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 06, 2017, 07:01:13 AM
I have little or no doubt that some minion will get the rap for this. ::)

Well said.  O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 18, 2017, 05:18:42 PM
The inquiry is starting to get to the crux of things.

1. Arlene Foster gave the go-ahead for RHI based on the costs set out in a draft report, written by external consultants and sent to her by civil servants.

2. Only a few weeks later, the external consultants produced a final version of the report in which the costs has gone up by more than £100 million.  The senior civil servant in charge (called Fiona Hepper), 'did not think it necessary to go back to Mrs Foster with the new numbers.' 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42398826 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42398826)

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 18, 2017, 05:59:10 PM
Brace yourself Fiona :D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 18, 2017, 06:12:09 PM

Brace yourself Fiona :D


God love her, Fiona is  currently a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education, the last departmental accounts (2016-17) show her total annual remuneration, including pension benefits, to be £115,000 - £120,000.

So not short of a few bob... for now.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 18, 2017, 06:26:35 PM
For sure she's not eating her finger nails..for now...She really ought to grow them though. She's about to become unemployed ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 18, 2017, 06:43:04 PM
"14th December 2016"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-38312906 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-politics-38312906)

"Foster 'intervened to keep heat scheme subsidy open' "

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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: White dee on December 18, 2017, 07:21:29 PM
Greed,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185129/Civil-servants-Dept-Work-Pensions-pocket-44m.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185129/Civil-servants-Dept-Work-Pensions-pocket-44m.html)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 18, 2017, 07:29:02 PM
Greed,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185129/Civil-servants-Dept-Work-Pensions-pocket-44m.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185129/Civil-servants-Dept-Work-Pensions-pocket-44m.html)
shame it doesn't filter down to the work force. >:D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jillyfred on December 18, 2017, 10:10:02 PM

The way the world works these days Fiona will either get a salary increase or a large sum
on departure.
 ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 18, 2017, 10:23:33 PM

The way the world works these days Fiona will either get a salary increase or a large sum
on departure.

 ::)

I don't know about a pile of money, but she's definitely in a pile of something right now.

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: JackM on December 19, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
The inquiry is starting to get to the crux of things.

1. Arlene Foster gave the go-ahead for RHI based on the costs set out in a draft report, written by external consultants and sent to her by civil servants.

2. Only a few weeks later, the external consultants produced a final version of the report in which the costs has gone up by more than £100 million.  The senior civil servant in charge (called Fiona Hepper), 'did not think it necessary to go back to Mrs Foster with the new numbers.' 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42398826 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42398826)

Hear, hear. Looks like Arlene is in the clear.  O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 19, 2017, 06:11:01 PM
 ::) Yep,... so now all she's got to do, is to convince the enquiry that although she knew that she was reading an interim report,... that she had no need or duty to read the final report,... and she had no need or duty to monitor and be aware of the actual costs of the scheme during the subsequent years of it's operation.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 19, 2017, 06:15:29 PM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 19, 2017, 07:23:36 PM
Sticking to the factual detail emerging from the Inquiry, another cracker today.

'A senior civil servant has conceded that missing a basic sum that showed the fundamental flaw in a green energy scheme, does "not look too clever".  Fiona Hepper was giving evidence to the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry ... ... ...

She said her team did not spot that the subsidy rate offered to businesses switching to biomass boilers was higher than the cost of the fuel. That created the "burn to earn" incentive.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843)

Right at the very crux of what went wrong, there's that name again, Fiona Hepper.  You couldn't make this up.

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 19, 2017, 07:38:24 PM
You couldn't make it up :D

Tick tock Fiona... ;)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 19, 2017, 08:06:49 PM
Sticking to the factual detail emerging from the Inquiry, another cracker today.

'A senior civil servant has conceded that missing a basic sum that showed the fundamental flaw in a green energy scheme, does "not look too clever".  Fiona Hepper was giving evidence to the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry ... ... ...

She said her team did not spot that the subsidy rate offered to businesses switching to biomass boilers was higher than the cost of the fuel. That created the "burn to earn" incentive.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843)

Right at the very crux of what went wrong, there's that name again, Fiona Hepper.  You couldn't make this up.

Yes, but surely it's all Arlene fault ?  ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 01:34:09 AM
Not entirely,... the British Government has to take it's share of the responsibility for the failure of the scheme,... those new plastic banknotes just don't burn as well as the old paper ones did.  ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 20, 2017, 09:08:16 AM
We'll all know for sure when the Inquiry concludes in the New Year, but civil servant Fiona Hepper's recent day statement that she chose not to inform her Minister when the costs rose exponentially (apparently the revised increase was closer to £200 million  :o ) and that her civil service team didn't spot the bleeding obvious fact that the subsidy would pay folk to burn fuel, is the absolute slam dunk of all admissions, it is difficult to imagine an Inquiry outcome not based around that key finding.

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: Happy Harry on December 20, 2017, 09:22:00 AM
I don't think Fiona Hepper has a great future ahead of her, which means she will probably be given promotion and then put on gardening leave.

The awful thought is that the Civil Service is probably infested with people like her. And remember the Civil Service is currently running the country. I hope these people know how to use a calculator
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 20, 2017, 09:27:27 AM
I suspect you're right Harry, she'll be paid off and of course she'll eventually be given a wee job somewhere else.  There's a deal been done for sure.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 20, 2017, 09:42:46 AM
The only yardstick I can yet find in recent years is the case of Paul Priestly, the Head of the then Department of Regional Development at the time of the NI Water scandal in 2010/11.  Without opening up that case again, suffice to say that while he was demoted for misconduct, my understanding is that he was ultimately put to work elsewhere in the wider public sector.

Subject to the official RHI Inquiry outcome, it's already abundantly clear that there has been incompetence by at least one high ranking civil servant. Although the consequences for NI have been disproportionately huge, my take on this is that incompetence is down the pecking order from misconduct.  So possibly not even demotion, just a move to somewhere quiet for a few years...   

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ned on December 20, 2017, 11:44:43 AM
https://s9.postimg.org/4lggzl91r/minion.jpg

Culprit needed apply within. That's that sorted. :not_i:
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: JackM on December 20, 2017, 12:55:18 PM
We'll all know for sure when the Inquiry concludes in the New Year, but civil servant Fiona Hepper's recent day statement that she chose not to inform her Minister when the costs rose exponentially (apparently the revised increase was closer to £200 million  :o ) and that her civil service team didn't spot the bleeding obvious fact that the subsidy would pay folk to burn fuel, is the absolute slam dunk of all admissions, it is difficult to imagine an Inquiry outcome not based around that key finding.

Absolutely spot on as usual. :) The more that is revealed here, it is beginning to show Arlene Foster is in the clear and was correct in not standing down and not giving in to bully boy tactics. Brexit was / is the real problem for the bully boys. I wonder what excuse the bully boys will come up with next ?  ;)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 04:15:03 PM
How though does her apparent failing, exempt her bosses, the politicians, and especially those at the Ministerial and Governmental level, as well as at the ordinary MLA level, from apparently failing in subsequent years to recognise the real costs, and from failing to do anything either about that,... or about the continuance of the scheme for new joiners who were still allowed to join under the existing financial terms. ?

I mean really, a bunch of people on here, who presumably have no such direct and personal knowledge or experience of carrying out such governmental administrative matters, are obviously perfectly capable of recognising and properly comprehending the real financial nature and the likely future financial implications and consequences of the operation of such a project on that basis,... so how come none of the people at an administrative or political level who were directly or indirectly involved with the implementation and operation of the scheme for all of the years that it was in operation,... could, apparently, fail to recognise and fail to do something to limit or rectify such seemingly obvious problems,... and if they did fail in that way,... what possible justifying reasons or excuses could they possibly and legitimately have for such failures.?!!!
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: belle on December 20, 2017, 04:20:50 PM
https://s9.postimg.org/4lggzl91r/minion.jpg (https://s9.postimg.org/4lggzl91r/minion.jpg)

Culprit needed apply within. That's that sorted. :not_i:

Yip. She is the fall guy.  :)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ned on December 20, 2017, 06:44:05 PM
Seems it was Brexit was the real reason according to JackM.

The only problem with this conspiracy theory is the fact the Brexit Vote date was the 23rd of June 2016. But Jonathan Bell said he was closing it on February 2016 and starts an investigation into it, which was before the vote. But then Arlene more or less said Jonathan was one of JackM's bully boys, I think?

No matter about Brexit this is a story of an internal fight within the ranks of the D.U.P. be it by accident or design. And the one thing about this saga is that it isn't over until all the details emerge. Although as I have previous stated it looks like a minion will carry the can.

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: White dee on December 20, 2017, 06:53:16 PM
Seems it was Brexit was the real reason according to JackM.

The only problem with this conspiracy theory is the fact the Brexit Vote date was the 23rd of June 2016. But Jonathan Bell said he was closing it on February 2016 and starts an investigation into it, which was before the vote. But then Arlene more or less said Jonathan was one of JackM's bully boys, I think?

No matter about Brexit this is a story of an internal fight within the ranks of the D.U.P. be it by accident or design. And the one thing about this saga is that it isn't over until all the details emerge. Although as I have previous stated it looks like a minion will carry the can.

Well say Ned  O0 O0

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 20, 2017, 07:03:27 PM
Sticking to the factual detail emerging from the Inquiry, another cracker today.

'A senior civil servant has conceded that missing a basic sum that showed the fundamental flaw in a green energy scheme, does "not look too clever".  Fiona Hepper was giving evidence to the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry ... ... ...

She said her team did not spot that the subsidy rate offered to businesses switching to biomass boilers was higher than the cost of the fuel. That created the "burn to earn" incentive.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42408843)

Right at the very crux of what went wrong, there's that name again, Fiona Hepper.  You couldn't make this up.

Yes it's extremely important to stick to the facts and not some posters interpretation of the facts. It will all come out in the end and Arlene will be blameless.  :D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 20, 2017, 07:18:10 PM
Absolutely spot on as usual. :) The more that is revealed here, it is beginning to show Arlene Foster is in the clear and was correct in not standing down and not giving in to bully boy tactics. Brexit was / is the real problem for the bully boys. I wonder what excuse the bully boys will come up with next ?  ;)

Absolutely spot on. Sinn Fein / IRA were looking for an excuse to walk away from Stormont and gave their reasons as Arlene Fosters refusal to stand down. Why should she if she considered she did nothing wrong as now looks the case.
The real reason is Brexit has spooked Sinn Fein / IRA and they don't want to be involved in a Stormont Exectutive which may have to deal with Brexit in some form or other. I wondered why the RHI excuse had gone on the back boiler and other issues which the DUP are opposed to, have come to the fore.  ;)
Personally, I would wrap up the whole 'Project Stormont' , go to British Direct Rule and put the savings into the failing health service in Northern Ireland.  :)  The 'Bad Friday Agreement' hasn't worked, nor can it work. Mandatory governments never work.  :)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 08:02:41 PM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 08:06:48 PM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 08:25:30 PM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 20, 2017, 09:10:50 PM
BTW, speaking of the non connection between the RHI scheme and breaksit and the DUP, and DUP financial managagement, as another poster on here recently was,...

https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/secretive-dup-brexit-donor-links-to-saudi-intelligence-service (https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/secretive-dup-brexit-donor-links-to-saudi-intelligence-service)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: JackM on December 21, 2017, 12:50:22 PM
Seems it was Brexit was the real reason according to JackM.

The only problem with this conspiracy theory is the fact the Brexit Vote date was the 23rd of June 2016. But Jonathan Bell said he was closing it on February 2016 and starts an investigation into it, which was before the vote. But then Arlene more or less said Jonathan was one of JackM's bully boys, I think?

No matter about Brexit this is a story of an internal fight within the ranks of the D.U.P. be it by accident or design. And the one thing about this saga is that it isn't over until all the details emerge. Although as I have previous stated it looks like a minion will carry the can.

Indeed Brexit is the reason. Sinn Fein / IRA were looking for an excuse to walk away from Stormont because of Brexit and thought the RHI scheme was it. Little did they know.  :D               :D                    :D                         :D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ned on December 21, 2017, 07:29:10 PM
Indeed Brexit is the reason. Sinn Fein / IRA were looking for an excuse to walk away from Stormont because of Brexit and thought the RHI scheme was it. Little did they know.  :D               :D                    :D                         :D

Your logic is somewhat skewed. If you recall Jack they were being blamed by the other parties at the time for being silent on the R.H.I. debacle in order to keep the show on the road. But to be fair to you at least you are consistent in your hatred of all things Sinn Fein.

And you still haven't explained the fact that the Brexit vote came well after the R.H.I scandal broke? Unless of course your talents stretch to clairvoyance?
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 21, 2017, 08:41:51 PM
Your logic is somewhat skewed. If you recall Jack they were being blamed by the other parties at the time for being silent on the R.H.I. debacle in order to keep the show on the road. But to be fair to you at least you are consistent in your hatred of all things Sinn Fein / IRA

And you still haven't explained the fact that the Brexit vote came well after the R.H.I scandal broke? Unless of course your talents stretch to clairvoyance?

Didn't expect you to agree.  ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on December 21, 2017, 09:33:08 PM
So the RHI boiler owners have lost their legal case and the huge potential overspend, which the judge accepted would be close to £700 million, has for now been stopped in its tracks.

Mr Justice Colton described the overgenerous tariffs as a 'critical mistake', a mistake we now know that civil servant Fiona Hepper admitted that she and her team didn't spot

And as if to put paid to any notion that the applicants had been hard done by, the judge cited the example of one of them, named only as DA, who had spent £111,000 putting in four boilers and had already received £226,500 in subsidy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42443043 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42443043)

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 22, 2017, 01:43:46 AM
Those boilers must be hugely powerful to cost that much, I wonder if that verdict will be appealed by anyone.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on December 22, 2017, 08:50:32 AM
So the RHI boiler owners have lost their legal case and the huge potential overspend, which the judge accepted would be close to £700 million, has for now been stopped in its tracks.

Mr Justice Colton described the overgenerous tariffs as a 'critical mistake', a mistake we now know that civil servant Fiona Hepper admitted that she and her team didn't spot

And as if to put paid to any notion that the applicants had been hard done by, the judge cited the example of one of them, named only as DA, who had spent £111,000 putting in four boilers and had already received £226,500 in subsidy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42443043 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42443043)

And with every day that passes and with every piece of evidence given thus far, it seems Arlene Foster is in the clear. Wonder what the real reason for collapsing Stormont was. .Brexit perhaps ?  :D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 22, 2017, 01:38:22 PM
It's more than a bit too early to be assuming and imagining what the final findings of the enquiry will be.


And with every day that passes and with every piece of evidence given thus far, it seems Arlene Foster is in the clear. Wonder what the real reason for collapsing Stormont was. .Brexit perhaps ?   
Keep repeating that even more times than you already have, and eventually you might be able to persuade somebody to believe it.

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Indeed Brexit is the reason. Sinn Fein were looking for an excuse to walk away from Stormont because of Brexit and thought the RHI scheme was it. Little did they know.

Your logic is somewhat skewed.

If you recall Jack they were being blamed by the other parties at the time for being silent on the R.H.I. debacle in order to keep the show on the road.

But to be fair to you at least you are consistent in your hatred of all things Sinn Fein.

And you still haven't explained the fact that the Brexit vote came well after the R.H.I scandal broke?

 Unless of course your talents stretch to clairvoyance?
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ned on December 22, 2017, 02:08:05 PM

Didn't expect you to agree.  ::)

Didn't expect you to answer the question. Hoped maybe you might address the actual facts of the situation. But then hope springs eternal.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 23, 2017, 07:38:40 AM
Arlene's been practicing her evidence for the enquiry, and she's even got a new outfit for her appearance.      https://tinyurl.com/yagnc72y (https://tinyurl.com/yagnc72y)

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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: JackM on December 23, 2017, 12:11:25 PM

And with every day that passes and with every piece of evidence given thus far, it seems Arlene Foster is in the clear. Wonder what the real reason for collapsing Stormont was. .Brexit perhaps ?  :D

Brexit it is.  :D    O0 O0
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on December 24, 2017, 03:54:00 AM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on March 02, 2018, 02:16:41 AM
Another milestone in the Inquiry, another key admission of fault, and another civil servant right at the very heart of it.

The appearance of the manager directly responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the scheme reveals that he 'didn't really understand what was going on'

By his own admission he didn't even reply to a whistleblower's email questioning whether it was right that energy should be wasted for profit and alleging that many firms were doing it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43242399 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43242399)

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on March 02, 2018, 04:03:58 AM
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: CMcG on March 02, 2018, 06:17:36 PM
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Oh dear, David Thomson, one of three top managers in the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment at the time, didn't exactly vindicate himself today...

He said cost controls which were included in a public consultation in 2013 should have been brought forward ... He said he did not know why it had not happened but said there had been "no conscious decision" to defer them ... He said had that decision been taken he would have expected to have been told and it ought to have been escalated to the minister Arlene Foster.

'Somewhere along the line someone is making these decisions,' said inquiry chair Sir Patrick Coghlin.  Mr Thomson accepted that he bore a degree of responsibility for the department losing sight of the need for the review.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43258990 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43258990)

Oh dear, another civil servant at fault.

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ExBuckfastdrinker on March 03, 2018, 11:53:42 AM

Another milestone in the Inquiry, another key admission of fault, and another civil servant right at the very heart of it.

The appearance of the manager directly responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the scheme reveals that he 'didn't really understand what was going on'

By his own admission he didn't even reply to a whistleblower's email questioning whether it was right that energy should be wasted for profit and alleging that many firms were doing it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43242399 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43242399)

Didn't really know what was going on. That is the lamest excuse I have heard yet.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on March 09, 2018, 09:20:53 PM
Arlene has been involved in more legal controversy.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018/03/09/news/arlene-foster-decision-flawed-on-inquests-court-rules-1274112/ (https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018/03/09/news/arlene-foster-decision-flawed-on-inquests-court-rules-1274112/)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: JackM on March 10, 2018, 01:45:27 PM
Oh dear, David Thomson, one of three top managers in the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment at the time, didn't exactly vindicate himself today...

He said cost controls which were included in a public consultation in 2013 should have been brought forward ... He said he did not know why it had not happened but said there had been "no conscious decision" to defer them ... He said had that decision been taken he would have expected to have been told and it ought to have been escalated to the minister Arlene Foster.

'Somewhere along the line someone is making these decisions,' said inquiry chair Sir Patrick Coghlin.  Mr Thomson accepted that he bore a degree of responsibility for the department losing sight of the need for the review.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43258990 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43258990)

Oh dear, another civil servant at fault.

Ah yes the good old Civil Service. lol  :D                   :D
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 13, 2018, 07:55:07 PM
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/live-rhi-inquiry-dup-advisers-family-has-11-boilers-37311884.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/live-rhi-inquiry-dup-advisers-family-has-11-boilers-37311884.html)

:)  "DUP adviser's family has 11 boilers"

"A former DUP special adviser to Arlene Foster has told the RHI inquiry that his family members have 11 boilers linked to the botched green energy scheme."


"Dr Andrew Crawford, giving evidence before the inquiry on Thursday morning, said that he never discussed the attractive tariffs available to RHI applicants with his brother James or two cousins, despite the three of them having 11 boilers between them."

Follow the afternoon updates here: RHI inquiry to hear more on family involvement of Arlene Foster's ex-adviser Crawford
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-arlene-fosters-exadviser-crawford-found-out-about-heating-of-sheds-from-boiler-installer-37313000.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-arlene-fosters-exadviser-crawford-found-out-about-heating-of-sheds-from-boiler-installer-37313000.html)

His family began to install the boilers while he was working as a special adviser at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment- the department that was responsible for bringing in the doomed scheme.

Dr Crawford also told the inquiry he felt the DUP pinned the blame on him when the RHI scandal broke in the media.

He said: "In my mind I was blamed unfairly, and in my mind, a course of action was taken to put my name out there, and look- you talked yesterday about grubby politics- that's how politics works in terms of if there is a crisis is somebody going to fall for it, how do we deal with it, how do we manage it.

"I have always been sore about the way it was dealt with in December and January. Because I believe there was work going on behind the scenes to basically pin the blame on me if possible."

I was portrayed as instigator of delays by DUP: Crawford
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-was-portrayed-as-instigator-of-delays-by-dup-crawford-37311370.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-was-portrayed-as-instigator-of-delays-by-dup-crawford-37311370.html)
 
I changed RHI document to defend Foster... but not to point finger of blame at Bell
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-changed-rhi-document-to-defend-foster-but-not-to-point-finger-of-blame-at-bell-37311356.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-changed-rhi-document-to-defend-foster-but-not-to-point-finger-of-blame-at-bell-37311356.html)
Title: DUP Spads RHI
Post by: tours on September 14, 2018, 06:57:10 AM
What a way to run a Government. Dear God.
Unelected special advisors telling ministers what to do, and setting policy to feather their own nests.
All at a cost to the 6 counties of around £500 million.
This at a time when Hospitals and schools suffer.
Timothy Johnston (CEO DUP) seemingly a 'he who must be obeyed', and the unelected chief of the tribe.
Timothy Cairns, Andrew Crawford etc, all more feared by DUP politicans than anyone else.
Sordid sexual infidelity of DUP Politicians, spads feathering their own nests, DUP MLA's drunk in NewYork on foreign trade missions, threats of fingers being broken, past DUP first minister (peter robinson) being called Frankenstein and accused of giving birth to a monster (johnathen bell), egotistical personalities over ruling good government, greed at the expence of english tax payers (only it ended up that the 6 county block grant paid for it £500million).
What a bunch of headcases....😕
Thanks for the extended suffering of those on long NHS waiting lists or those in education with special needs, waiting on funding to help them.
Yet the same headcases voted in again, when the Union Jack is raised...😕😨
Unionism badly represented....this is a greater threat to their Union.
DUP now boycotting Nolan BBC.
Pull a chair up, and get the popcorn...😊

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: ExBuckfastdrinker on September 14, 2018, 11:59:20 PM
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/live-rhi-inquiry-dup-advisers-family-has-11-boilers-37311884.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/live-rhi-inquiry-dup-advisers-family-has-11-boilers-37311884.html)

:)  "DUP adviser's family has 11 boilers"

"A former DUP special adviser to Arlene Foster has told the RHI inquiry that his family members have 11 boilers linked to the botched green energy scheme."


"Dr Andrew Crawford, giving evidence before the inquiry on Thursday morning, said that he never discussed the attractive tariffs available to RHI applicants with his brother James or two cousins, despite the three of them having 11 boilers between them."

Follow the afternoon updates here: RHI inquiry to hear more on family involvement of Arlene Foster's ex-adviser Crawford
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-arlene-fosters-exadviser-crawford-found-out-about-heating-of-sheds-from-boiler-installer-37313000.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/rhi-scandal/rhi-inquiry-arlene-fosters-exadviser-crawford-found-out-about-heating-of-sheds-from-boiler-installer-37313000.html)

His family began to install the boilers while he was working as a special adviser at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment- the department that was responsible for bringing in the doomed scheme.

Dr Crawford also told the inquiry he felt the DUP pinned the blame on him when the RHI scandal broke in the media.

He said: "In my mind I was blamed unfairly, and in my mind, a course of action was taken to put my name out there, and look- you talked yesterday about grubby politics- that's how politics works in terms of if there is a crisis is somebody going to fall for it, how do we deal with it, how do we manage it.

"I have always been sore about the way it was dealt with in December and January. Because I believe there was work going on behind the scenes to basically pin the blame on me if possible."

I was portrayed as instigator of delays by DUP: Crawford
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-was-portrayed-as-instigator-of-delays-by-dup-crawford-37311370.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-was-portrayed-as-instigator-of-delays-by-dup-crawford-37311370.html)
 
I changed RHI document to defend Foster... but not to point finger of blame at Bell
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-changed-rhi-document-to-defend-foster-but-not-to-point-finger-of-blame-at-bell-37311356.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/i-changed-rhi-document-to-defend-foster-but-not-to-point-finger-of-blame-at-bell-37311356.html)

Bunch of crooks in suits.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: HarryHippo on September 15, 2018, 12:02:34 AM
Applys to every party ... IMHO     ;)
Title: Re: DUP Spads RHI
Post by: McCusker on September 15, 2018, 03:29:43 AM
You are correct amigo --- Karen ( empty head) Bradley is totally useless
ie Decreasing MLA salary -- another joke , the cut brings them into the 22% bracket of tax so they will be about £ 50 month less well off
Title: Re: DUP Spads RHI
Post by: tours on September 15, 2018, 10:09:47 AM
You are correct amigo --- Karen ( empty head) Bradley is totally useless
ie Decreasing MLA salary -- another joke , the cut brings them into the 22% bracket of tax so they will be about £ 50 month less well off
An absolute joke. They take us all for mugs, and rely on the sectarian card come election time. £50 less a month. Im sure some of their meals out are £50 a head at least. 😕
Their should be criminal prosecutions, with what is coming out of the RHI enquiry.
White collar crime, no more no less.
People robbing joe bloggs blind ...😠

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 16, 2018, 02:40:35 AM
"11 September 2018"
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-45484881 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-45484881)

"RHI: DUP advisers in dispute over delay to RHI cost controls"

"Two former DUP special advisers (Spads) have disputed events at a meeting in which it was claimed one told the other that cost controls would not be introduced to the RHI scheme."

"Timothy Cairns alleged the DUP's most senior official, Timothy Johnston, made the comment."

"Mr Johnston said he did not give the instruction at the June 2015 meeting."

"Mr Cairns was Jonathan Bell's Spad at the enterprise department when applications to the scheme spiralled."

"He is giving two days of evidence to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) inquiry, which was set up to investigate what went wrong with the flawed energy scheme."

"The inquiry heard the meeting was held on 26 June 2015, to "clear the air" between Mr Cairns and Mr Bell, after the pair had a major row in London."

"After that item was addressed, Mr Cairns said the issue of RHI was raised."

"Mr Johnston, who is now the DUP's chief executive, has a completely contrasting account of the meeting."

"He claims it was also attended by the then First Minister, Peter Robinson, something Mr Cairns has rejected."

Etcetera. !

My note,... are official records of those types of meetings not made at the time,... and if not, why not. ?! Also, surely a Minister would have an official diary which would list any meeting that he or she attended. ?!

"Arlene Foster told Stephen Nolan that the DUP's most senior official Timothy Johnston had no role in delaying cost controls to the RHI scheme"
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Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: tours on September 17, 2018, 09:58:44 PM
And it burns burns burns...

https://youtu.be/h4GT1rlaaso

Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 18, 2018, 04:58:55 AM
In January 2017 Jonathan Bell appeared on the Stephen Nolan TV show to discuss the RHI scheme scandal.

"An in depth look at the RHI scandal which has caused the collapse of the government in Northern Ireland."

"Seeing the first guy praying/being prayed for before he starts the interview was more than a bit strange, but it made some sense when you see him throwing everyone he can under the bus - the bus that he was supposed to be driving. !"

"Nolan Show Investigation £400m Renewable Heat Incentive Scandal"
https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=wDgnqEWBEW4 (https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=wDgnqEWBEW4)

Stephen Nolan also interviewed Arlene in that programme.
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 18, 2018, 05:00:51 AM
Arlene has been very critical about Mr. Bell.
https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=iXkEnl5Z6yA (https://endlessvideo.com/watch?v=iXkEnl5Z6yA)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 19, 2018, 12:18:29 AM
And it burns burns burns... https://youtu.be/h4GT1rlaaso (https://youtu.be/h4GT1rlaaso)
It might well. !
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"September 17 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dup-sweating-over-stephen-nolans-secret-rhi-tapes-37319678.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dup-sweating-over-stephen-nolans-secret-rhi-tapes-37319678.html)

"The DUP is sweating over more RHI revelations from secret recordings made by party rebel Jonathan Bell."

"Sunday Life understands that a number of tapes covertly recorded by Bell in conversation with top civil servants and party figures including former leader and ex-First Minister Peter Robinson were handed over to BBC presenter Stephen Nolan around the time of his bombshell interview with Bell in 2016 at the height of the scandal."

(https://cdn-01.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/article37107723.ece/2feae/AUTOCROP/w620h342/2018-07-12_ent_42423911_I1.JPG)

"The ongoing inquiry has heard about some of Bell's recordings - but sources close to the former Enterprise Minister have told Sunday Life there were multiple tapes."

"The DUP fears what details might be revealed - and a source says they are terrified that Nolan could be sitting on something explosive that could be revealed when the inquiry is over."

"There is no love lost between the two sides - the DUP have been boycotting Nolan for more than a year now in the wake of his investigations into the Cash for Ash outrage." Etcetera,...
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: HarryHippo on September 20, 2018, 12:42:40 AM
It might well. !
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"September 17 2018"
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dup-sweating-over-stephen-nolans-secret-rhi-tapes-37319678.html (https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/dup-sweating-over-stephen-nolans-secret-rhi-tapes-37319678.html)

"The DUP is sweating over more RHI revelations from secret recordings made by party rebel Jonathan Bell."

"Sunday Life understands that a number of tapes covertly recorded by Bell in conversation with top civil servants and party figures including former leader and ex-First Minister Peter Robinson were handed over to BBC presenter Stephen Nolan around the time of his bombshell interview with Bell in 2016 at the height of the scandal."

(https://cdn-01.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/article37107723.ece/2feae/AUTOCROP/w620h342/2018-07-12_ent_42423911_I1.JPG)

"The ongoing inquiry has heard about some of Bell's recordings - but sources close to the former Enterprise Minister have told Sunday Life there were multiple tapes."

"The DUP fears what details might be revealed - and a source says they are terrified that Nolan could be sitting on something explosive that could be revealed when the inquiry is over."

"There is no love lost between the two sides - the DUP have been boycotting Nolan for more than a year now in the wake of his investigations into the Cash for Ash outrage." Etcetera,...

I love that phrase '  Sunday Life understands ... says it all really !!!    :D Nolan has it ?  oh   the prime minister of ' dead air '   ;)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: jjmack on September 20, 2018, 05:48:02 AM
'Terrified that Nolan could be sitting on something explosive'. I too, would be terrified.  ::)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 21, 2018, 03:43:54 AM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/rhi-inquiry-expert-repeatedly-raised-alarm-but-was-ignored-1-8642458
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on September 25, 2018, 07:20:59 AM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/arlene-foster-denies-dup-tried-to-deflect-from-cash-for-ash-scandal-1.3640151 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/arlene-foster-denies-dup-tried-to-deflect-from-cash-for-ash-scandal-1.3640151)

"Arlene Foster denies DUP tried to deflect from ‘cash for ash’ scandal"

"Party leader provides written statement to inquiry into North’s botched energy scheme"

Quote,...

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said there was no strategy by her party to deflect attention from its alleged involvement in delays in ending overspending in a flawed green energy scheme.

In a written statement to the inquiry into Northern Ireland’s so-called cash for ash scandal, Ms Foster has said there was “no party narrative” by the DUP to discredit former minister Jonathan Bell over the controversy.

Mr Bell, her party colleague and successor as enterprise minister, has claimed she ordered him to keep the scheme open and that he was the victim of a smear campaign by the DUP after he went public with his claims.

The DUP leader’s statement was published ahead of her giving evidence to the inquiry again today.

Etcetera,...
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on February 16, 2019, 11:28:08 PM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/rhi-inquiry-arlene-foster-pressed-over-her-memory-of-important-meeting-1-8647472 (https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/rhi-inquiry-arlene-foster-pressed-over-her-memory-of-important-meeting-1-8647472)

(https://www.irishnews.com/picturesarchive/irishnews/irishnews/2018/04/12/162248012-dc2930c7-6a21-476e-aafa-88a9478959d7.jpg)
Title: Re: The RHI inquiry into the scheme which trashed Stormont, has started
Post by: James James on February 27, 2019, 07:02:27 AM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/vast-cut-to-20-year-rhi-subsidy-will-see-payments-collapse-1-8826110 (https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/vast-cut-to-20-year-rhi-subsidy-will-see-payments-collapse-1-8826110)

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