Monday, 6 July 2009

David Cameron At Reform*

David Cameron, in what was trailed as a major speech, has today set out his vision of how the growing quangos can be 'cut back'.

Interestingly one of his reasons for so doing is accountability and on this he said:

"In a healthy democracy, the contract with the voters is simple. I voted you in. You’re responsible for what happens. If things go wrong, I’m going to make you answer for it. And if I don’t like the answer, I’m going to vote you out. That is what accountability means.The problem today is that too much of what government does is actually done by people that no-one can vote out, by organisations that feel no pressure to answer for what happens and in a way that is relatively unaccountable."

So that is Britain out of the EU then?

* The Reform think tank that is - he doesn't do proper 'reform'!