Whilst politicians and some members of the public alike have called for the resignation of Richard Lochhead for the CAP System failure, the alleged circulation of an email to senior civil servants that names Spectromax Solutions as a preferred supplier has caused a public outcry.
The Scottish Government has consistently denied any link to or involvement in the appointment or use of Spectromax and then just as parliament is about to close an email is circulated that names Spectromax Solutions as a preferred supplier.
“If this is true,” one person told us, “then this would suggest that senior civil servants have consistently lied about the link between Scottish Government and Spectromax. They have denied any knowledge of Spectromax and then this document names and shames them as being complicit in the whole matter .”
Another person said, “There has got to be a public inquiry now, in light of this information – and the police need to answer questions about their ongoing investigation.”
“The timing of this document, which coincides with parliament closing makes it look like senior civil servants have set out to decieve parliament itself.”
Spectromax Solutions is the agency set up by the Delivery Director of the failing CAP System project. This agency then supplied migrant workers to the Scottish government project after the Delivery Director first let go some 260 resident workers.
Spectromax subsequently enjoyed a 4300% increase in assets at the same time as the rural economy went into meltdown with a £400 million hole caused by the late delivery of promised farm payments owing to the failure of the CAP System.