Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Watch your coins spinning away

The wages of spin!

Today's Telegraph carries a very stark outline of the state PR, spin, and waste, instigated by Tony Blair's government. It seems that an enormous growth in the advertising machine is taking place and swells even further in the years preceding a general election. When Labour first came to power, around 300 press officers were employed by the government, this has now risen to more than 3,200, and a further 1,444 are employed by government appointed quangos.

Do you think this ought to be done at the expense of the hardpressed tax payer, or at the expense of the almost bankrupt Labour Party?


The Daily Telegraph

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Presumably, these people are graduates with some journalistic experience. In other words, they're all on relatively high salaries.

And the cost of those salaries was probably other civil service jobs - economists or health experts or whatever.

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