Gordon's Turkeys Not Being Culled
Gordon Brown's drive to slash Whitehall budgets by more than £20 billion was thrown into doubt today as the official spending watchdog challenged the veracity of three quarters of the savings claimed so far.
Gordon Brown had promised to cut more than 70,000 civil service jobs
In a damning report, the National Audit Office (NAO) said that billions of pounds of savings trumpeted by ministers may be "substantially wrong".
Surprised? You mean you hadn't noticed the incredible shrinking state, bureaucrats out on the streets flogging the Big Issue, taxes coming down, red tape being shredded? No, I had missed the signs of genuine cuts as well....