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    Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

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    Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 06 Sep 2010, 11:09 am

    While looking around for the cost of running the likes of OFGEM and OFCOM and others I found a BBC news item on the parliamentary watchdogs and how much they cost us to do their job.

    I was shocked to see that none of them actually save any money at all and that many of them - especially the ones at the top of such groups - are paid silly money to do very obvious things.

    Maybe THIS would be another way to save government expenditure and to cut the so-called "deficit"

    See THIS and I will be surprised if you are not offended and alarmed at the great cost of these paper-pushers.


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    Re: Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 09 Sep 2010, 11:13 am

    That's a shock !

    I would have thought that groups like this that do not carry out their remit properly should be shut down PDQ.

    The thing is that once any body like this is created, ( including all of the other quangos of course ), the governments of the day find it very difficult to deep-six them. Maybe this is because they are full of political pals that have been given jobs-for-the-boys ?

    It is definitely a racket mate.
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    Re: Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 10 Sep 2010, 5:21 pm

    Definitely jobs for the boys!

    Cheers, HG
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    Re: Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 11 Sep 2010, 11:52 am

    And what's worse is that there is nobody more powerful than the government that might sort them out. They keep promising to but they NEVER do it.

    All of the previous right AND left governments have seemed feckless and emasculated when it comes to doing this; that should be a simple task.


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    Re: Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by zathrus on Tue 14 Sep 2010, 9:05 am

    Yeah, and if we actually knew just how much these useless watchdogs cost we would be even further shocked.

    I bet if they shut all of them down tomorrow the government deficit would be wiped away by that one act.

    Got any complete figures on that Paps ?
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    Re: Parliamentary watchdogs...Worth the money ?

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 16 Sep 2010, 11:54 am

    Yes I have Zath', and from a rather strange source too !

    The Torygraph has published that under New-Labour the cost of quangos has rocketed to........and wait for it.......170 billion every year and while I will not question their figures I WILL question how they blame New-Labour for this situation.

    All governments of the past forty years have admitted that there are far too many quangos and each one of them has promised to get rid of a lot of these expensive entities, but it has never happened. Instead of getting rid of them, the need for getting work done OUTSIDE the civil service has created many new ones.

    Both governments are guilty of this !

    HERE is the Torygraph report for you to see.


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