Thursday, 23 October 2008

Discuss...


The current form of Government has fostered incompetence in the civil service.

At lest that's what Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke reckons.

The MP told a select committee that constant pandering to the public, trying to form policies quickly to respond to the 24/7 media and constant reshuffling of ministers had crippled government.

"Things like the child support agency, things like the section of the Inland Revenue that deals with tax credits,” he said.

"They have sort of collapsed into a level of incompetence that I don't think we ever previously had.

"I put that down largely to weakened junior ministers, or people not staying as long as they should.

"But more importantly to overcomplicated rushed policies that it was thought would be delivered in double quick time with the aid of some new information technology system."

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