The government which gave you such a spectacular boom and bust in the private sector thanks to their crazy money and banking policies, now seems to want to repeat the experiment in the public sector – with the bust delayed until after the Election.
We learn that cuts will be needed after all. Some are pushing to scrap Trident. Clearly the defence budget is being singled out yet again for a mauling, with plenty of softening up with stories about poor and expensive defence procurement. Today Labour has adopted the populist mantle by attacking the so called Boomerang bosses – Council CEOs who earn too much, receive too large a pay off when asked to leave Council A, only to appear earning even more shortly afterwards at Council B. Readers of this blog will be well aware of the mis naming of some so called CEOs in local governent, who are not revenue responsible, and maybe cost irresponsible as well. The government has sanctioned the downgrade of benefits under the RBS pension scheme – is this a harbingner for their plans for civil service pensions as well?
Wouldn’t it be better to seek value for money now, instead of waiting for another year? Why does the mad over recruitment of so called managers have to continue? Why does the quango world need to expand more before it contracts?