Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Where The Fuck Was This Superwoman?

It seems I can hardly access the news of late without another scathing attack on government incompotence and waste by the fearless House of Commons Public Accounts Committee and it's outstanding and outspoken chairman.

Latest victim is the clusterfuck Highways Agency who took an astounding 9 years to make a decision and get on with widening the M25, driving up the costs by around a billion quid.

Just where was this superwoman when we needed her rapier intellect and flawless judgement when it might have made a fucking difference?

Oh, yeah, that's right. She was a fucking cabinet minister in the fuckwit government.

The Penguin


microdave said...

Pedant alert: "Incompotence" - Now who's been drinking!!!

It seems to be the mark of a politician that being fucking useless whilst in power, and then making criticism of the same mistakes afterwards is, apparently, praiseworthy.

Even when they are caught bang to rights, they continue to protest their innocence.

I liked this comment from the Mail:

"Why widen the M25 when we can just cull the excess Londoners?"

Man With a Polish Wife said...

It is the rush hour on the M25 for most of the day, therefore four (at least) lanes are needed plus a hard shoulder.

The increased traffic flows are partly due to the ridiculous delays in London caused by elongated traffic light timing sequences and junction and road closures, making journeys unbearable: people use the M25 as a detour.

Traffc flows were substantially cut around 15 years ago when Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)were spread through the capital.

However, any benefit to the public was more than nullified by the above deliberate actions. It's simply quicker to drive the extra 20 miles.

The mooted £1 Bn "saving" is a number plucked out of thin air. It's meangingless.

The Penguin said...

You try typing with flippers!

microdave said...

I can't type properly with fingers, never mind flippers...

MWaPW's point about the M25 doesn't sound that different to my experiences of the city I live in. Like so many, the council have done their best to stop people from driving into the centre, by junction "improvements" which reduce 2 lanes down to one, and deliberate timing of traffic lights so that only a handful of vehicles make it across on each green.

The (marginal) reduction in city centre air pollution is hailed as a great success, but hides the increase in traffic elsewhere. We often drive 20 miles to a nearby town to do our shopping - it takes very little longer, and is less hassle.

Captain Haddock said...

Margaret Hodge ...

Whattock Hunt ....

Mike Cunningham said...

Just what I was asking!