In the Observer today Andrew Rawnsley writes on the spending cuts and the pain that is to come. There is one interesting quote from an unnamed Conservative minister:
"It is one of the easiest cries in opposition to shout: "Cull the quangos." That is proving hard to do even for such reflexive quango-cullers as Tories. One Conservative minister says: "At first glance, you think: that can go. Then you take another look and you find that a lot of these organisations exist for a purpose." (my emphasis)
Indeed, a lot of these quangos and 'fake charities' exist purely to oversee implementation - and to monitor - the enactment of EU directives and regulations. The fact that our toy government cannot dispense with their services is but another example of how we are no longer a self-governing nation. It also shows another deficit - that of the ability of our ministerial politicians, in that if they actually knew and consequently had any expertise in their briefs, they would not need the vast array of 'advisers' and 'advisory' bodies.
Just a thought.........