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  1. Today's budget announcement signals a severe curtailment of bloated salaries, non jobs, inflated pensions and waste in the public sector. I can modestly say that, in all probability, these changes have largely come about as a result of the 'tax abuser of the week' slot on this forum. I have been very critical of Mr Cameron in opposition, however I have to give him credit for listening to me. This is a good start David, keep it up.
  2. The problem is that they are not recruiting high calibre people. Many of the people collecting £150k salaries in the public sector would struggle to earn £40k in the private sector.
  3. I'm encouraged to see that the government have finally turned their attention to public sector pay. These rip off salaries have been going on for far too long. Crack down Golden Trough Award County Treasurer Employer: HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Industry:Finance - Accountancy Finance - Public sector Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: Up to £160k, plus benefits Silver Trough Award Executive Director Employer: SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Social c
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  5. Inventor of patented hearing aid gunned down during filming of Dragon's den.
  6. Golden Trough Award Chief Executive Employer: HULL CITY COUNCIL Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £155K - £165K pa Silver Trough Award Director of Children and Families Employer: LONDON BOROUGH OF HARINGEY Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Social care - Children's care Social care - General Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £110,180 - £122,480 Other Tax Abusers EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (DASS) Employer: WARRINGTON
  7. Local government exist to provide services, not 'make money'. If an event is profitable, it is up to the beneficiaries of the money to organise and pay for the event. As it happens, government have done much to stifle such events. Everything we do these days has to be licensed and wrapped in red tape.
  8. Golden Trough Award Chief Executive Employer: HULL CITY COUNCIL Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £155K - £165K pa Silver Trough Award Principal & Chief Executive Employer: OLDHAM COLLEGE Industry:Education - Further Media - General Senior executive - Education Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: An attractive package with a salary circa £125k Other Tax Abusers EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (DASS) Employer: WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL Industry: Sen
  9. You might be right, but just to be safe I will hang around with a hose pipe just in case flames break out again.
  10. Is this a sign of summer or a sign of recession? Golden Trough Award Chief Executive Employer: HULL CITY COUNCIL Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive - Government Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £155K - £165K pa Silver Trough Award EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (DASS) Employer: WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL Industry: Senior executive Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £113K Other Tax Abusers Chief Executive Employer: ASHFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL Industry:Government - Local government Senior executive -
  11. 'Boomerang' council bosses face investigation Golden Trough Award Director Safer and Stronger Communities Employer: CALDERDALE COUNCIL Industry:Customer service Health - Community Housing - Regeneration Marketing & PR - Communications Senior executive - Public sector Contract: Permanent Hours: Full Time Salary: £111,000 Silver Trough Award Director of Local Transformation, Supporting Delivery Group Employer: DEPT FOR CHILDRENS SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES Industry:Education - General Government - Central government Health - General Senior executive - Public sector Social care - Chi
  12. This week we are told that public sector employees and particularly the NHS have vastly higher sick leave levels than the private sector. Sadly they did not publish the Bradford score.. That would have made interesting reading. We have listened to the weasel words of people trying to justify these shameful results. I can save them the bother. The link between reward and performance has been abandonded in the public sector. Recruitment and promotion is now based on nepotism, political prejudice and arbitary targets. In an environment of overstaffing, poor leadership and dissafected employees,
  13. Another graduate of New Labour's smear approach to political debate. It is worth remembering how New Labour came to power back in the 90s. It was their anti sleaze campaign that really destroyed the tories. They came in on a ticket of honest open government and and end to sleaze in public life. The rest is history.
  14. New Labour have groomed the population to go for the man rather than the ball. You are clearly a good student.
  15. You have missunderstood the point. I (and many others like me) are not anti having a National Health Service, quite the contrary. My concern is that the NHS as it is currently run has become a hugely inefficient and self serving monster. It needs drastic reform. The idea that doctors and surgeons can collect £100k from the state and run a private practice on the side is ridiculous. How is it that hospitals end up paying hugh bills for contract staff? What are the adminstrators (with their £1/4m salaries) doing? The NHS is currently squealing about people missing appointments. Perhaps they mi
  16. Its irrelevant because you are venting your spleen at Hannan the person rather than what he said.
  17. Evidence? Evidence? Are you serious? An elderly relative of mine went to hospital gravely ill. The adminstrators just looked for reasons to turn her away The rules for children's braces have recently been changed so most people now have to pay for private treatment For many people, free dentistry is a thing of the past Prescription charges keep going up (and are reportedly often more expensive than private prescriptions) Many people feel obliged to pay for private treatment or use private insurance 70,000 people a year travel abroad and pay for medical treatment Access to fertility trea
  18. A vested interest speaks out. Several years ago I heard about an interesting study (sorry no link) where they analysed waiting times for operations according to the prosperity in a given area. What they discovered was that in wealthy areas like Surrey, waiting lists were longer than poor areas. The conclusion of this study was that the medical profession were pushing people into having private operations in wealthy areas by deliberately setting long waiting times. In poor areas, there was no point and so the medical profession got on with it. In an earlier post I pointed out that the true c
  19. I wonder what the true bill is for health care in this country? What does the number come to if we add up: Government funding Payments in kind by pharmaceutical companies Bupa Contributions Charity contributions Donations by the public Private health treatment Private dental care Dental care plans Insurance companies paying for RTAs Hospital car parks Hospital phones Hospital television People going abroad to get treatment Perhaps if we add up all these up we might just find we have one of the most expensive health care systems in the world.
  20. You have denounced Hannan without setting out your reasons. You have chosen to attack me rather than debate the issues. 'Go for the man not the issues'; You seem to have learnt your debating style from Peter Mandelson. In response to your attacks, I will say this. 1. Will the subject get fair debate on US TV? Almost certainly not. Will the subject get fair debate in the UK? Almost certainly not. The NHS is a hugely powerful organisation with superb skills at propaganda and political lobbying. 2. I have supported Hannan's concerns about the NHS. Nothing in my posts implies unquestioning s
  21. Suggesting that Daniel Hannan speaks like a student at debating society is patronising and irrelevant. You also suggest that he is at fault for speaking plainly about sensitive issues. Even from the responses on this website it is very clear than many people support his views. Despite this support, you would have him silenced. It would appear that the new Conservatives have learnt a trick or two from New Labour.
  22. 'hilltop' date='Aug 14 2009, 03:53 AM' post='2079439']
  23. The words of New Labour New Labour preaching to us about patriotism. Thats rich!
  24. Whenever the subject of health is debated, vested interests from both sides missuse statistics mercilessly and drag sick/healthy children in front of the cameras to win arguements. a. Is the death of an almost healthy patient evidence of systemic incompetence? No; mistakes happen. b. Is a delayed operation the symtom of failed managment? No; health care systems are resourced for average demand, not for peaks and troughs. c. Is is right to ration health care? Absolutely; there are finite resouces and these should be deployed for the greatest good. Is Daniel Hannan right about his concerns
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