It is Obvious

Chris Rick has got altogether too much to say

Another day, another promise

Posted by chrisrick13 on December 7, 2009

It is obvious: nothing has changed since yesterday.

Today the PM has announced that he is to cut waste in the public sector:  reduce costs, cut Quango’s, freeze senior civil servants’ pay and other measures.  This is after the chancellor indicated that the expensive, new, NH computer system, in development, will be put on hold.

These are good measures that will save a lot of money…and cause much of it to be spent elsewhere.  The government will be climbing up a slippery slope sliding down a pace for every two made up the slope.

That leaves two unasked questions:

1.  You have told us the headline savings, what will be the net savings?
2.  You have been in power for 12 years.  Why did you spend this money, our money,  so poorly in the first place?

A free press is essential for a democracy.  One that does not do its job is a danger.  Let’s hope that the PM gets some meaningful questions today.  At least I see many other people asking the same questions via the internet on the news programmes.  Perhaps a proper accounting will be had this time?

It is obvious: a day could be a long time in politics.

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