Thursday, Sep 14, 2006

Fall in public sector jobs

guardian: Fall in public sector jobs

Along with tightening credit rules, this other prop of a false economy is also in decline. This thing could snowball

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1. Retired Banker said...

My goodness, down by 9,000 to a mere 5.84 million.

So slightly more than 25% of all workers are still employed in the public sector.

Why am I not impressed?.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 04:45PM Report Comment
 

2. tyrellcorporation said...

'a fall of 9,000 in public-sector job numbers to 5.84 million'

It's a shame the fall isn't 900,000 which would take us back to 1997 levels!!!

5.84 million labour voters in the bag paid for by me and you, how depressing!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 05:09PM Report Comment
 

3. the bald man said...

About time. Perhaps there could also be a review of some of the mega salaries being paid. Gordans miracle economy is slowly unravelling. Where has the money come from to pay the civil service? I would suggest it has been financed from the Uk debt mountain.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 05:11PM Report Comment
 

4. tyrellcorporation said...

Dont forget he flogged off all our gold - at a record low price!!! Smart guy eh? The only miracle thing about Gordon Brown is that he's got away with the mirage of competence for so long...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 05:26PM Report Comment
 

5. Cstanhope707 said...

I do not believe this story as what happens is that more jobsworth positions are just created somewhere else. What Crash Gordon has effectively done is re-do Rosevelts New Deal program of the 1930's but that did not get America out of the Great Depression WW2 did.

Problem with this approach is that those who have money and actually contribute leave the country and hence who is then left to pay for all these positions....

But Little Lord Cameron is no better he also wants to keep this going so who the hell do you vote for now....

Thursday, September 14, 2006 05:53PM Report Comment
 

6. Blindleadtheblind said...

heaven help us, figures like this make me weep. I read a story on IC London about a finding a road in Hertfordshire which had 335 raod signs in a 7 mile stretch, signs mind you not markings on the road!! Quite incredible....maybe this is what these jobsworth lackies are paid to do.

Friday, September 15, 2006 05:32AM Report Comment
 

7. waitingfor hpc said...

Cstanhope707 you are dead right. And those people are leaving. Big joke really these figures anyway. A lot of work is now done as PFI's which hides state dependance, and by outsourcing like NHS DIRECT to DHL. It is now a head count number crunching exercise to save face.

Not related here but every govt needs to offer tax incentives for the enviroment. Like no VAT on low emmission cars? NO VAT on all products which reduce / eliminate CO2. Capital Gains tax right off for any company investment which directly again reduces energy consumption or CO2. And...... what about taxes on Chinese imports unless they are proved to be from an enviromentally 'freindly' factory. I have been to China this year and the smog and smoke is really scary - is it worth low inflation at the cost of the world? Anyway by doing this we would create new jobs in the UK / Europe.

Friday, September 15, 2006 09:31AM Report Comment
 

8. Retired Banker said...

tyrellcorporation-

Don't forget the spouses/partners of all the public employees also have a vested interest in keeping the
gravy train on the rails, so that probably makes more than 10 million captive voters.

Like you, I cannot understand how Gordon manages to maintain a reputation for being competent.
It must be something to do with his unswerving manic self -confidence, which seems to unnerve most
of the media and political opponents.

Hopefully things are now starting to change.

Friday, September 15, 2006 10:38AM Report Comment
 

9. indiablue19 said...

Cstanhope707....
Two big differences in the New Deal is that the US received some substantial benefit for those workers' wages. There are bridges, roads, railways, schools, hydroeletric projects, recreation parks, public swimming pools and amenity lakes all over the USA built by those laborers. It may have looked like "invented work" at the time, but it actually added value to the lifestyle for many years to come. Here it is hard to say what is being achieved except the magician effect and more paperwork. The other difference -- those jobs were developed in reaction to economic collapse, not as a purposeful and proactive economic "plan" with expectations of longevity.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:25AM Report Comment
 

10. indiablue19 said...

Cstanhope707....
Sorry, syntax error, let's try that again.....Two big differences in the New Deal -- first is that the US received some substantial benefit for those workers' wages. There are bridges, roads, railways, schools, hydroeletric projects, recreation parks, public swimming pools and amenity lakes all over the USA built by those laborers. It may have looked like "invented work" at the time, but it actually added value to the lifestyle for many years to come. Here it is hard to say what is being achieved except the magician effect and more paperwork. The second difference -- those jobs were developed in reaction to economic collapse, not as a purposeful and proactive economic "plan" with expectations of longevity.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:27AM Report Comment
 

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