Thursday, 14 October 2010

Quango Cull

Francis Maude has announced the definitive list of those quangos that are to be 'culled' on the basis that they no longer perform any useful function and that, in some instances, can be merged with another body. It is not yet known what will happen to the employees of those quangos culled, whether they will in fact be redundant or just moved to other jobs.

Why stop with quangos? Surely there are other 'bodies' whose function is no longer required or needed? Applying this logic then surely we can dispense with the Houses of Parliament, as it no longer serves any useful purpose in that it is no longer responsible for the laws by which this country is governed.

Issuing P45s to that lot should save the country £455million according to this estimate. After all, in the words of our Dear Leader (Mark II), we are "all in this together", are we not?

5 comments:

Caratacus said...

Think I may have spotted a bit of a non-sequitur ref your remarks on the Houses of P, WfW. Of course they're needed - who else is going to gold-plate and rubber-stamp all the directives from Yurp??

As for the quangos, I am a cynical fellow and remain to be convinced that there will be a single redundancy from this pantomime style musical chairs. Where the number of padded backsides equal to a nicety the number of chairs in the room and none are removed when the music stops.

Just for once I would love to be proved wrong...

Witterings From Witney said...

But C, this cud be done by local authorites who are a damn sight cheaper than MPs!

Exactly why the EU has a Committee of the Regions!

Caratacus said...

(pauses from banging head on desk) But WfW you are falling into the trap that all decent people do - you're unconsciously assuming that these buggers behave (or will behave) logically. They are there solely to retain their places and their empires. These will never be voluntarily surrendered - be like Turkeys voting for the EU, sorry, Christmas.

Agree with you, by the way, local councils could indeed do all this - I question, however, whether it would be any cheaper! If ever my council tax goes down I promise to buy you a bottle of 18yo Macallan...

Witterings From Witney said...

C, firstly - and by far the most important - would you make that a bottle of Islay Malt as there is no finer!

I hasten to assure you, I fall into no trap - I am only too well aware of their purpose!

Agreed, it may be no cheaper in implementation - but at least we save a few billion by getting rid of those f'wits in Westminster!

Caratacus said...

Agreed! (Islay it is).