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Spending Review

A blog such as this is no place for political comment, but here’s an observation…

A major part of the recent government spending review and austerity measures has revolved around efficiency.  This is almost inevitable at a time when action is required to cut a record deficit, and the coalition sits in fine balance between providing good news to the voting masses, and risking double dip recession.  It would be too tempting (and perhaps unwise) to pass up the opportunity to swing an axe in the direction of inefficiency, after all, it allows the new regime to score points off the old (“what were they thinking”) while simultaneously having some positive numbers to talk about.

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