The Labour infestation which David Cameron must eradicate
And they passively transport microbes on their body surfaces including those that are potentially dangerous to humans. And they are hardy – immune even from the radiation fallout of a nuclear bomb. Not even a blast of Rent-o-Kill Conservatism is likely to eradicate them.
The Times reveals that Whitehall employs dozens of union officials at taxpayers’ expense.
Whitehall is supposed to be politically neutral: civil servants are contractually obliged to leave their political allegiances at home and support whichever party is in power. But it transpires that Labour is funding trade union activity by employing trade union officials inside Whitehall.
And the taxpayer is forking out millions of pounds for their salaries. The union officials cost between £150,000 and £4.5 million per department. They are also given access to office space, computers and other equipment worth an estimated £1.2 million payment-in-kind per annum.
When one considers the problems which certain unions may present an incoming Conservative administration, this revelation is of immense concern. The union officials will be free to spend time on their anti-Tory agendas and do all they can to scupper the reforms necessary in the public sector. They will be free to obfuscate, delay and brief against their ministers – all at the taxpayers’ expense.
Whitehall has been systematically corrupted by New Labour. Tony Blair politicised the civil service, and now Gordon Brown is doing immense favours for the trade unions, on whose financial liquidity the party is wholly dependent. When the paymaster unions abandon Labour, the party ends.
But this is only one infestation: the quangos are just as infested, if not moreso, by New Labour placemen and women. And it is the quangos which really govern Britain – some 800 of them are responsible for everything from finance to health, from highways to planning, from fraud to food standards. All funded with handouts from the state. They cost each household in the UK over £2,500 per annum. They employ almost 700,000 people. They cost the nation £64bn.
Research by the Taxpayers' Alliance reveals that since New Labour came to power, the cost of this unseen branch of government has risen by 50 per cent.
But the most concerning thing about the quangos is not how much they cost (though that is concerning enough); it is their unaccountability and the power they wield. And it is wielded by omnipotent politically-correct New Labourites, for it is to Labour that these 700,000 owe their jobs.
And one must not ignore the ultimate and supreme quango of them all – the European Commission, which is the nation’s ultimate government.
Quangos are not concerned with efficiency or with sound economics: they exist for their self-perpetuation.
When David Cameron becomes prime minister, the broken economy and broken society will be nowhere near as difficult to fix as the hidden Socialist government which will continue in tiers of intractable administration beneath him. It will need a revolution to remedy the cronyism and corruption.
And he is not remotely likely to want to increase unemployment by 700,000.