Has no-one told Labour Ministers they are all responsible for every policy and action of their government? If they don’t like something, and they cannot persuade their colleagues in private to change things, they have to resign.
We now see Labour Ministers rushing to distance themselves from the NHS cuts that are becoming visible. As the next couple of years unfold there should be many more pressure points on public spending. The blow out years are past, and even this Chancellor and this government are going to have to?? cut the rate of increase in public spending considerably. Given the poor way they manage the public sector, that will doubtless mean cuts in those services which Labour MPs cherish. We will become used to Minister after Minister lobbying against their own government, even at times lobbying against their own department!
??It will happen because they are incapable of managing their huge?? budgets well. Because they spend so much on wasteful things, and use staff and other resources so badly, there will be more cuts, and more phoney protests against them by the very people who are responsible. They do not seem to be able to control staff numbers, propose sensible levels of pay and pensions increases, nor to be able to use private sector consultants wisely??by replacing rather than adding to staff they already employ in house to do something. They heap quango on quango, chasing headlines and trying to avert bad publicity. They use Csars to take the pressure off Ministers who have failed in a particular area, and outside bodies to take the blame.