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Independent: Gieve Rocked By New Home Office Scandal.

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'Gieve rocked by new Home Office scandal':

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/new...ticle360960.ece

Sir John Gieve, deputy governor of the Bank of England, is being pressed to resign following revelations of financial mismanagement at the Home Office, where he was permanent secretary.

The top civil servant, who moved from the Home Office to the Bank in January, is already under pressure as a result of the lost prisoner scandal, where it emerged that more than 1,000 foreign nationals had been released from British prisons without being considered for deportation.

Now a National Audit Office review of the Home Office's accounts for 2004-05 has revealed errors so wild that they beggared belief.

Information produced when Sir John was called to give evidence before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday showed that the NAO found that problems with the Home Office's new computer system, Adelphi, had led it to get its sums massively wrong. The gross value of the debits and credits recorded by the Home Office totalled £26,527bn -- 1.3 times the GDP of the entire planet and 2,000 times the Home Office budget. When this error was eradicated, the Home Office still had a £1bn discrepancy in its budget -- 5 per cent of the total.

[...snip...]

The appointment of Sir John to the £220,000-a-year post at the Bank, where he is in charge of financial stability and helps set UK interest rates, was announced in October. But he did not take up the post until January. The appointment was made by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

By then not only had the massive problems in the Home Office accounts emerged, but Tony Blair had also been made aware of the crisis at the Home Office over prisoners from overseas. According to statements he made in the House of Commons, the Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, knew about the prisoner problem in July and told Mr Blair "before Christmas".

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What would rock me would be if someone actually resigned over all these scandals.

Oh for the good old days when ministers etc. left to "spend more time with their family".

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What would rock me would be if someone actually resigned over all these scandals.

Oh for the good old days when ministers etc. left to "spend more time with their family".

...or in prescott's case, someone elses family :P

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Did anyone else notice this........

The gross value of the debits and credits recorded by the Home Office totalled £26,527bn -- 1.3 times the GDP of the entire planet and 2,000 times the Home Office budget. When this error was eradicated, the Home Office still had a £1bn discrepancy in its budget -- 5 per cent of the total.

So they phucked up with figures and were still £1BILLION OUT!!!!

Then they say, hmmm where can we put him???

The appointment of Sir John to the £220,000-a-year post at the Bank, where he is in charge of financial stability and helps set UK interest rates, was announced in October. But he did not take up the post until January. The appointment was made by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

I KNOW.... Lets put him in the Bank Of England to advise on our FINANCIAL STABILITY!!!!

FFS this is another example of GROSS INCOMPETENCE!!!!

* Bullshitting us that the NHS is a great state

* Shagging all their staff

* Letting paedo's, rapists and violent immigrants FREE

* Letting a financial ******WIT look after our economy

This makes the Tories look like angels.... and how many sacked or resigned??

NONE!!!

Absolute disgrace this government. Built on lies, incompetence and deception. They should be thrown out TODAY!

TB

MODS: Sorry for the political tone of this post but this man is responsible for rate setting. This is a very important factor in our plight. His appointment looks like a political one rather than a good financial one. imho.

Edited by teddyboy

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I like the bit about the errors being more than the GDP of the whole planet, but only 2000 times the home office budget. Still, is this a spin story - making him a scapegoat?

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Did anyone else notice this........

So they phucked up with figures and were still £1BILLION OUT!!!!

Then they say, hmmm where can we put him???

I KNOW.... Lets put him in the Bank Of England to advise on our FINANCIAL STABILITY!!!!

FFS this is another example of GROSS INCOMPETENCE!!!!

* Bullshitting us that the NHS is a great state

* Shagging all their staff

* Letting paedo's, rapists and violent immigrants FREE

* Letting a financial ******WIT look after our economy

This makes the Tories look like angels.... and how many sacked or resigned??

NONE!!!

Absolute disgrace this government. Built on lies, incompetence and deception. They should be thrown out TODAY!

TB

MODS: Sorry for the political tone of this post but this man is responsible for rate setting. This is a very important factor in our plight. His appointment looks like a political one rather than a good financial one. imho.

Walk down any high steet in England on a Saturday, watch the people in football crowds and you'll see who voted them in. Chavs. NuLaba represent chav ideals on a massive scale: criminality, aspiration and sexual infidelity. Oh and violence (John Prescott and er...IRAQ)

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Walk down any high steet in England on a Saturday, watch the people in football crowds and you'll see who voted them in. Chavs. NuLaba represent chav ideals on a massive scale: criminality, aspiration and sexual infidelity. [29929BlackTuesday]

The people who were largely responsible for voting Labour in are the middle England swing voters in marginal constituencies, as John Cruddas MP explains....

'Long march against the BNP' [May 2005]:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/immigration/stor...1488335,00.html

The reduction of Labour's majority to 66 will ensure that about 40 super-marginal constituencies determine policy development and political organisation in the next four years. The politics of middle England will become even more dominant in the minds of our political leadership.

[...snip...]

Much of the community feels disenfranchised by New Labour, which has consciously removed class as a political or economic category. It has devised policies to appeal to specific swing voters in marginal constituencies -- witness the genealogy of the choice agenda in terms of public service reform.

Camping on the centre ground ensures New Labour hegemony. The cornerstone of New Labour has been the fundamental assumption that people in communities like Dagenham have nowhere else to go.

[...snip...]

Jon Cruddas is the Labour MP for Dagenham and a former Downing Street adviser.

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