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Government failure - final plea to Auditor General

posted 22 Jan 2013, 01:50 by Peter Webb

Having read the latest letter, reviewed the complete set, and sent a concluding letter in reply, my thoughts are as follows:

 

In a larger context (from a Sunday Telegraph column): “More than 50% said they would either ”probably” or “definitely” vote to leave (the EU). That was against 40% who said they would “definitely” or “probably” vote to stay in. Budget profligacy (the EU auditors have not been able to sign off the accounts for the past 18 years), endless bureaucratic rules that lack democratic legitimacy, moves towards a European state  and the struggling currency have left euro-scepticism at its highest level for years.” So, those who want out would rather be ‘stuffed’ by our own national government. At least the UK auditor hasn’t been failing our accounts for 18 years. He didn’t have any to fail until 2009-10 ! But he has bad things to say on them now.

 

A very highly placed correspondent says this: “Keep on your campaigns. Things will get worse, and central government may then see the wisdom of decentralising, if only to be able to avoid being blamed” .

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Peter Webb,
22 Jan 2013, 01:50
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22 Jan 2013, 01:50
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