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Blair - Si monumentum requiris, circumspice

Telegraph | Opinion | An unaccountable mess by unaccountable people

Not a day passes now without further evidence of administrative incompetence emerging from our floundering Government. ...

There have been third-rate administrations before, packed with ministers of little ability or experience: but then the country could count on two factors to safeguard its interests. First, there was a "Rolls-Royce" Civil Service that could take over in times of trouble and ensure the business of government was carried on effectively and responsibly. And second, there was a constitutional understanding that accountability was clear, and the trail ended on the desk of the minister in charge of the department concerned. ...

This country has, in consequence, never been so badly run: and has never had a political elite so derelict, so self-serving, so cynical and so shameless in its management of its own decline.

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I am with you there entirely. They make you sick. I now know what it must have been like to be (almost?) middle aged and despairing in the 70s until Maggie rescued us. I'd leave the country (still not too old for Oz) if I did not have relatives to look after. And I do not see any light on the horizon in the form of Dave and the A List. God help us.

I am with you there entirely. They make you sick. I now know what it must have been like to be (almost?) middle aged and despairing in the 70s until Maggie rescued us. I'd leave the country (still not too old for Oz) if I did not have relatives to look after. And I do not see any light on the horizon in the form of Dave and the A List. God help us

More people need to be hanged! :-) Or at least threatened with that outcome.

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