Friday, 13 February 2009

Civil Service At The Trough

It is no wonder that porcine government ministers make "mistakes" in their duty to put country ahead of personal interest in their dealings with companies that they come into contact with, as their civil service permanent staff, who are supposed to advise them on the proper management of such things are themselves at the trough, snouts in, arses up, tails wagging.

Sir Brian Bender, who looks after Lord Voldemort at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the department which creates rules and guidelines affecting companies, is a prime example. And no, I did not make the name up!! Hardly a week goes by that he is not accepting largesse from some company or other. Due to retire next year, I don't suppose for one moment that he'll need to supplement his gold-plated pension by becoming a consultant or director of one or more of the companies he is so assiduously "networking" with?

I think there's going to be considerable demand for piano wire.

The Penguin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There may be a case to argue that India will come out of its recession first.....

...... due to a huge surge in foreign orders for piano wire and lamp-posts.