We the taxpayers have bailed out the banks to such a hideous amount that I can’t bring myself to mention it, why did they get away with it? Oh yes the government weren’t very tough on regulation, well why would they be when they are so lax with managing public sector money?
“Good News” I hear you shout, the government has asked Sir Philip Green who runs the Arcadia Group of High Street retailers, which includes Dorothy Perkins and BHS for a private sector opinion to look at how efficiently Whitehall departments spent their money.
Sir Philip said the information held about what the government spent on services was so sketchy that if his business was run in that fashion “the lights would go out”.
His report says a lack of a centralised approach means different departments pay hugely different prices for the same items. He said: “The conclusion of this review is clear – credit rating and scale in virtually every department has not been used to make government spending efficient. There is no reason why government should not be as efficient as any good business.”
Not a leg to stand on….
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What is Skelpt Arse?
To use a splendid bit of sadly, now seldom-used Scottish vernacular, whose 'arse' definitely needs 'skelpt'?
Who or what has been letting you down, letting our magnificent country down or who generally needs brought into line. Politicians? Overly politically-correct-mandarins? Jobsworth civil-servants? Service industry specialists who've not been servicing? You tell us!
We've got a sliding scale of 'skelpitness' from a light smack or a pure, red, stinger? You decide!