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I'm gonna use this line at work when I do something wrong. "Yeah I could've done those invoices in a leisurely, bureaucratic, correct way, but I got on with it didn't I?" Then I will go to lunch REGARDLESS OF WHAT TIME IT IS.
This whole thing really fucks me off. Declaring an interest, I work for a quango which is being shut down (not actually abolished under this review but that's a technicality). The government keep referring to getting rid of 'unelected bureaucrats' like they're run by evil fatcats casually spending money and wasting time doing absolutely nothing. There is never any acknowledgment or expression of sympathy that thousands of people (all public sector office workers on moderate pay, like in councils) are losing their jobs. I don't expect Maude to feel sorry, but I would at least like someone in the media to mention it.
just like councils only exist to charge you council tax and sit there and be shouted at when your bins aren't collected.
Whereas few people are actually aware of what does go on in these organisations. There scrapping Quangos and cutting council spending is always going to be a popular policy. At least until peopel start to notice the councils aren't doing what they used to.
there are vital things we do, which won't be replaced, but they could have been done with few people.
is what I meant!
but not cut entirely. I'm sure the same goes for a lot of the other quangos too. It's fair enough to cut back on budgets to save money and improve efficiency, but to cut vital services entirely is ruthless and foolish.
The one comfort I take from all this is the certainty that the Conservatives are quickly following the Lib Dems into absolute unelectability.
I may be the first person to start referring to Cameron as One-Term Tory. I sure as fuck won't be the last.
But on a serious note: something about quangos being needed for Big Soceity, if services not provided by direct local government. Although you can't call them quangos though they may operate in a similar way... er, Quasi-quangos??
in an ill thought out policy.