What price Northcote-Trevelyan, our earliest equal opportunities initiative, designed to stop patronage and nepotism in public appointments, when both parties explicitly subvert it by the appointment of either party dags or relatives to the Quango posts that have replaced those old offices?
A dag, for those of you not brought up in the country, is a crusted fly-infested faecal-bound lump of wool that hangs from a sheep's bottom. Such as Suzi Leather.
A Times leader this morning outlines Francis Maude's plans to overhaul the Civil Service. None of it will be worth a pint of phlegm whilst the outrageous system of patronage and nepotism that flourished under Labour for Quango appointments continues.
David Cameron please take note.