It comes as no surprise to me that the UK has slipped to number 20 in Transparency International's annual corruption league; thirteen years of Labour have left the entire public sector institutionally corrupt, and until we return to the rigour of true meritocracy we will be burdened with Labour's failed social experiments.
If I should, God preserve, have to enter hospital for surgery it would be nice to know that my surgeon has been appointed for his surgical skills, and not because he ticked the box for the NHS' quota of Tamils. It would be nice to know that my taxes are paying for the most capable police officers, and not those that just help the Commissioner meet his breasts quota. For to appoint second and third rate people and reject first rate people is actually nothing more than institutional corruption, and MPs have been amongst the worst offenders, corruptly employing and appointing family members, enabling their kin to get their snouts in the public trough at the expense of the truly capable. MPs would squeal like pigs if their bar manager told them "Yes, I know the new beer's a bit weak, even sour, and has gone up in price, and by no means the best we can get for the money, but it's brewed by my brother-in-law" yet this is exactly what they're telling the rest of us.
And Labour have extended this across the public sector, to benefit not their families but their cohort of voters. "Yes, I know the new surgeon's a bit slapdash, clumsy even, and can't find his way around the abdomen, and was by no means the best qualified candidate, but he's a Derg, you know, and we haven't got any of those on the payroll yet". Make no mistake; Labour's duty of 'equality' of outcomes is nothing more than quota filling, and quota filling is nothing more than electoral corruption; vile, stinking, malodorous filthy gerrymandering corruption.
Until we return this nation to one in which fairness and equity reign, where merit alone, blind of colour, creed, class or sex, is the sole determinant of the benison of employment at the taxpayer's expense, we will languish amongst the corrupt nations of the world.