Sunday, September 24, 2006

Quangos: make-work by another name

This has always been a keen interest of mine because it represents the one the the core elements in political power: doshing out other people's money.

Taxpayers foot huge bill for 'quango state'

882 different bodies costing £124bn…Blair's quango state

Both by Robert Watts, The Sunday Telegraph, 24 Septemebr 2006

The Government's official definition of a quango is: "A body which has a role in the process of national government but is not a government department… and which accordingly operates at arm's length from ministers."

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