Sunday, Sep 24, 2006

Taxpayers foot huge bill for 'quango state'

The Telegraph: axpayers foot huge bill for 'quango state'

Here's what you get for all that grafting away. Anything to inflate the bubble even further.

Posted by sovietuk @ 09:00 AM (580 views)
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1. Northernlad said...

...nowt ever changes with Labour! Always crap with our money!

Sunday, September 24, 2006 03:57PM Report Comment
 

2. monty said...

Yup, and when quango growth is considered along with the creation of the new regional assemblies and parliaments it's become a little more obvious to me that there's been some carefully considered and very serious spending going on. The purpose of which I believe to be job creation which, in itself, is not a bad thing but I do question whether the government is best placed to do it and are they going about it in the right way? Do we need more bureaucrats to soak up that surplus budget or would it be better spent on incentives to build industries that will pay tomorrow's pensions and build the economy?

Does the venerable HMS Britannia need more directors of entertainment or stokers in the coal room?

Monday, September 25, 2006 09:11AM Report Comment
 

3. sovietuk said...

An extract from George Orwell's 1984


" Occasionally, perhaps twice a week, he went to a dusty, forgotten-looking office in the Ministry of Truth and did a little work, or what was called work. He had been appointed to a sub-committee of a sub-committee which had sprouted from one of the innumerable committees dealing with minor difficulties that arose in the compilation of the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. They were engaged in producing something called an Interim Report, but what it was that they were reporting on he had never definitely found out. It was something to do with the question of whether commas should be placed inside brackets, or outside. There were four others on the committee, all of them persons similar to himself. There were days when they assembled and then promptly dispersed again, frankly admitting to one another that there was not really anything to be done."

Pretty obvious where it's all heading, a nightmare.

Monday, September 25, 2006 09:21AM Report Comment
 

4. Retired Banker said...

Many years ago my sister used to work for the L.B. Camden, but resigned because she had less than
2 hours work to do each day. Her husband also left the L.B. Islington because his work only occupied
half a day.He and his colleagues used to spend long lunches in the local pubs, and then sleep off the
effects in the afternoons.
They are still friends with many of their former workmates, and now that they are in their early fifties,
rather wish that they hadn't left local government with its job security, good pay, and best of all the
generous pensions underwritten by the rate payers.

Monday, September 25, 2006 12:42PM Report Comment
 

5. Mjchum said...

It's not just the direct cost to the, now minority of productive taxpayers slaving alway in private industry, it's the fact that the beaurocrats make an industry out of obstruction. One of those quango advisory groups mentioned in the article has managed to produce another raft of meaningless drivel regulation for my own business (hazardous waste incineration). More ammunition for them to fine me, send me to jail etc . . . Life here is now very stressful under this quango police state.

Monday, September 25, 2006 05:12PM Report Comment
 

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