Spending Money At Last

Finally Gordon Brown is spending some money on public services in the UK. Today the Government announced £511 billion worth of spending. They are focussing on education with some of that but also targeting poor performing public services whose managers may be removed and replaced if they do not meet performance goals. Why do I think we will have more overseers and less doers in the future? I hope not. It’s about time this government fulfilled some of its promises that many people believed were made back in 1997 when they first came to power. I want to the government build a better society and, at the heart of that, better public service provision is required. [Yahoo]

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