Eight years ago, David Craig's Plundering the Public Sector calculated that 10 years of New Labour had seen £70bn vanish from taxes into management consultancy, PFI and IT fees, to no noticeable public gain. Most Whitehall IT projects had been fiascos, and there is a new one each week. The beneficiaries have been the rich: firms such as KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Capita, Serco, McKinsey and others. Today's public accounts committee may howl about waste, but the stable is bare and the horses are over the horizon, laden with gold.I'd begun to forget just how very, very economically destructive Labour are.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Add three years to their bird ...
My Blair and Brown fantasy imprisonment league, with jail sentences linked to my sense of outrage at the continuing effect of their criminal malfeasance, sharply increased cell-time for them both this morning after reading Simon Jenkins in the Guardian;