Tuesday, 10 August 2010


As the economy stalls, yet another private company relying on public sector business reports a gloomy outlook, the Ministry of Justice becomes the second major government department, after Culture, Media and Sport, to announce details of its spending reductions and consequent job losses.

...Hearty chortles and back slapping all round at the Carlton Club tonight then...

The cuts will apparently be front-loaded - the question therefore rises as to whether the government is favouring the political expediency of having cuts early on in parliament (rather than just before an election), over a more nuanced approach to avoid tipping the country back into recession.

Meanwhile, it's apparent that the so-called ring-fencing of health funding isn't translating into protecting services... begging the question as to how much money will be lost in the Lansley's restructuing plans.

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