It has been reported that Birmingham is to lay off huge numbers from their public sector in order to save money. I suspect that other councils will follow. Local government will probably have to follow given that Central government has gone bust and cannot afford to pass public money down to the public.
Gordon Brown will never admit it but he must rein in public spending. He has obviously starved the public sector of real money whilst investing heavily on his spin doctors,special advisors, trusts, committees, quangos and men in grey suits. This is the real scandal of the public sector.
Birmingham is probably going to sack people at the lower clerical end, the very people who need their jobs. They should be sacking the overpaid lackeys who clog up the system but do not contribute to it.
While I am at it...how come someone like Commander Desaei, the crook who was so over promoted that he abused his position in the police and has subsequently been jailed can claim a pension pot of a million pounds. Who actually voted for public servants to receive such bloated pension payouts. It is disgraceful! The chief officers of the local government sector have been granted by NoLab vastly inflated salaries and pensions.
I have blogged this before but how can nine chief officers in Leicestershire take out over a million pounds of taxpayer's money before a penny has been spent. It is ruinous and they are not worth it. The people that we need are the professionals not the government lackeys. This is the challenge to David Cameron. If only he would stand up at Question Time and announce that he would get rid of the non-contributors and invest the savings in services to the public.
Why do we never get these proposals from the Tories? Is it because they want the same lackeys to get the EU message over? We actually need midwives, good social workers, decent teachers, firefighters and above all real policemen but what the public needs is being denied because we are spending on the non contributors.
The Tories should really address this issue but they don't and that is why I suspect their motives.
It is obviously time to cull the public sector but cull the right people and spare those who need their jobs.