Thursday, January 25, 2007
Nanny loves to spend money, especially when she knows that it is not hers to spend.
Here's a little list of stuff that she has spent our money on recently.
The Home Orifice has spent around £0.9M on logos, and brand advice, for failing policy initiatives and quangos over the last 5 years.
Within this sum is £56K, spent on a circle with the word Respect in the middle, and £200K on a design for the Criminal Records Bureau.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said:
"This is typical of the Government's obsession
with spin over substance and delivery.
When it comes to respect the Government should start
respecting the public's intelligence.
The public realise that only money invested
in neighbourhood policing and tackling the causes of crime,
not jazzy logos, will cut anti-social behaviour."
James Frayne, campaign director of the Taxpayers' Alliance, thinks it's all bollocks.
"There's clearly something deeply wrong with any department
that spends the best part of a million pounds of taxpayers' money
on logos that could have been designed by someone
on work experience in their lunch break.
No doubt 2007 will see the same sort of
comical incompetence from the department
that is supposed to be keeping us all safe."
Meanwhile Nanny is now mulling splitting the Home Orifice into two...if this happens, the "new improved" Home Orifices will of course need rebranding and new logos.