Our civil service is not fit for purpose
THE civil service is no longer fit for purpose! Void of responsibility, accountability unknown, they have become as efficient as a Russian court that does not do bribery.
Secure in the knowledge that bonuses will come their way, regardless of whether they perform or not, and the upper echelons will get their gongs and knighthoods, just for holding certain positions, and retire (paid and pensioned) into the House of Lords, while the also rans, drift off with just a gold plated pension, into the “old boys’” network of fat cat directorships. They no longer care what they do, as long it is politically correct in doing it, and seem to be in a race with the Church of England as to who can promulgate humanist secularism the most.
I am convinced that they keep three sets of figures; one to mislead the public; two to mislead the government; and three to mislead themselves. In the civil service nuance is a contradiction in terms! I used to have respect for civil servants, but 38 years in local government cured me of that.
They are not so much civil, and no longer a service! They don’t do silver bullets, just ones marked with “to whom it may concern”; and lawyers make fortunes trying to interpret what they mean.
They love Labour administrations as they get money thrown at them by the bushel, which they squander, as they do not comprehend prudence, and are governed by politicians who are blinded by English that has been tortured into whatever format bureaucracy wants it to be. They engineer cuts that effect the public the most, whilst keeping their personal empires in tact.
The government appointed a civil servant as the procurement director for the Trident missile system and is paying him £500,000 to keep it on budget; except it isn’t, and costs are spiralling out of control, but he is still in a job, and being paid a ludicrous amount?
There has never been a crisis that the civil service has not responded to with a conference or enquiry, which comes up with the same jargon that lessons will be learned, but no one will be disciplined!
We have a no blame culture, because the civil service have come up with a fool proof escape clause, that if anyone goes, it is the minister, which is why governments pander to them so much.
In the fullness of time, and with due consideration, taking into account all that we know, notwithstanding that we do not, it must be acknowledged, that one will never win with the civil service, as they are paid by politicians who participate in decisions that have been made for them, on the understanding that, as far as possible, the (bureaucracy) will cover their backs, with delusion as the solution Steve Vickers