Friday, October 16, 2009

Labour's biggest mistake?

It seems that the Tories are considering not making the mistake that Labour did in 1997.

The tragedy is that they will do it in a uniquely Tory way:
"Francis Maude, the Shadow Cabinet Office minister, has drafted proposals to let ministers, rather than the 28 permanent secretaries, chair boards in Whitehall departments if the Tories win power. Mr Maude is planning to fill these boards with non-executive members from the private sector and, for the first time, give them powers to recommend firing permanent secretaries. The most senior civil servants would be put on fixed-term contracts and the salaries of the top 35,000 officials would be published online."

1 comment:

Al Widdershins said...

Reading that felt oddly like watching the start of a slow-motion train crash.