DESPITE GOVERNMENT PLEDGE TO REDUCE QUANGOS THEY ARE STILL COSTING THE TAXPAYER BILLIONS – If David Cameron gave me £1,000 for each pledge he has made to the British public and then subsequently swept said pledge under the carpet I would have enough money to live on comfortably for the rest of my life.
Scratch a liar, find a thief, that’s what my mother always told me and that little gem of wisdom has repeatedly proved itself true over the years and when it comes to our politicians I would venture that few know or are even capable of telling the truth; let alone live up to any public pledges.
If you want a lesson in wasting taxpayers’ money then look into the books of any Government quango. It won’t take you very long to discover that the people running them have incompetency levels on par, and in many cases exceeding that, of most MPs and Ministers.
Pledge number… oh I’ve lost count and who cares it’s just another that David Cameron has broken. During his campaign in the bid for the top job he pledged, among other things, to sweep away the wood, clean out the closet and save the taxpayer billions by heavily reducing the number of quangos in the UK.
So how’s Dave done? According to the latest statistics out of the 900 quangos in existence when he took power, just 199 have now been listed as no longer being a public body.
Now that might appear as quite an achievement; after all it can’t be easy telling your chums they are about to be put out of work and it’s no secret that Dave likes to provide jobs for his old school friends.
Unfortunately the achievement and therefore pledge to reduce the number of quangos is marred by the fact that a further 120 have been created, 176 have been simply reformed and 399 of them remain untouched by the pledge.
If you ate a meal in a restaurant where the food was inedible and was then subsequently handed a bill for a couple of hundred pounds would you object? If you wouldn’t then you’re completely off your rocker but there again you’re British which puts you in the unenviable position as being part of a nation that has completely lost the plot.
Yes, I’m British, but if anyone asked me I wouldn’t admit it; that’s how ashamed I am of being British. Why? Let me explain.
Most Brits either don’t care about Britain or they simply do not have sufficient marbles upstairs or a spine to effect change. Yes of course, they’ll vote in any crocodile that can talk the hind legs off a donkey with silky promises of social justice and positive change; but that’s only because they don’t have sufficient intelligence to look beyond what is obviously a lie.
I hear the Brits wail and moan about the austerity measures and their incessant complaining about rising taxes is so bloody tiring it makes me truly weary.
Well let me just chuck some coal on the fire because no doubt this will really get your back-up; or it would if you had a spine.
Quangos, in all the multi-colours and flavours, are costing the taxpayer billions and David Cameron’s pledge was to reduce their numbers by 2015 in order to save the British taxpayer £2.6 billion. If that’s the savings what are the current costs?
Of the 199 quangos that are not longer public bodies it is widely acknowledged that these were the ones with the smaller budgets. What we do know is that the Government, if it had adhered to its promise, could have save significantly more money and yet, for reasons unknown to the taxpayer, it has failed to do so.
Why form a quango in the first place? Quangos are little more than an excuse to create employment for the unemployable; or more notably friends of MPs and Ministers.
They eat up billions of taxpayers’ money without any real benefit and often their work is cloaked with smoke and mirrors and yet despite the level of waste and the empty promises from Government the British appear to shrug their shoulders and accept that the Government will continue to waste their money in such a fashion.
The promise of a Quango free state has been firmly placed on the back burner, without even a trace of heat to keep it warm. Instead the Government has simply restructured the quangos in order to make it appear that MPs and Ministers are actually doing something constructive rather than spending their time on Facebook or viewing online pornography all day. Of course with the very little time the MPs spend in Parliament each year, sorting out issues such as the quangos is an extremely difficult thing to do.
I’m really looking forward to the next General Election whereby we can wave a fond farewell to Cameron and Clegg. I’ll be voting UKIP and whilst they may be an untested political entity I doubt we could do any worse. The real benefit is that if UKIP gets voted in and we do pull out of the EU then at least Cameron and Clegg won’t be able to get a nice cushy job in Europe at the British taxpayers’ expense.
Will the British public locate their spines and come to their senses in a timely fashion before Britain is finally sunk under the weight of quango and EU bureaucracy? I have my doubts but I will remain optimistic that the British will once again stand up and put an end to the madness and incompetence that is making our lives a misery through increased taxation to simply fuel the incompetent machine we call Government.
Do you think David Cameron is a good Prime Minister or just someone giving endless promises he never intends to keep? Leave your comments below.