Miller and small government

April 10, 2014 3 Comments
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Wiggia writes:

A trend running through the general commentary on the Maria Miller affair, has been why have we a “culture” minister in the first place, it is an unnecessary dept.

A recent HOC select committee report said that a third of all MPs or PPS would have ministerial status, the report suggested that 70 – 80 was sufficient and that from MPs.

The increase has been relentless over the last few parliaments and as again the report states those holding these posts will toe the party line to a fault.

It also begs the question that apart from being “good party” members and getting a hand up the greasy pole, what else is in it for them?

The answer is increased remuneration, so not only are large numbers of ‘non jobs’ created, but the overall wage bill for parliament goes up and can be seen as a way of giving people a pay rise without having to explain anything.

So it serves a purpose for the government but no one else.

Therefore, small govt is another pledge we can forget about:

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3 Responses to Miller and small government

  1. mona
    April 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Is the reason Chameleon hung on to Miller so long is she could give away the origins of the directive to put gay marriage on the statute book and kept from the electorate until after the election?. reading a blog yesterday which I thought was interesting, quote, We are on the brink of a major convergence between both the cycle of civil unrest, civil war and international war.

  2. Errol
    April 11, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Yet again evidence that we must restrain government. WHy is it the gift of the PM to appoint a minister? Why do we have 650 of them, in odd sized constitutencies? Why can another trougher refuse our homogenisation of constituencies? Why is the lords always packed with chums and cronies as soon as a party gets elected? Why was she allowed to resign? Why is she receiving a nice fat golden handshake? Why were her expenses not explicitly permitted and signed off by her constitutents?

    Where is the democracy in all this?

    • Viscount Rectum
      April 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Why indeed?, its because we have no choice if there was an ounce of morality in Westminster Bliar would have been hung and 450 dead soldiers killed in Afghanistan by a “I doubt if a shot will be fired” politician he should hang with him, you see, hundreds of men can be sent to their deaths by the stinking political class where does an expenses robbery fit into this.?

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