Thursday, 14 October 2010

Stupid Headlines

The BBC has made available on its website a 54 minute recording of the discussion in Parliament about the quangos situation. The page is headlined:
Quango reform will cost jobs, warns Maude
No, really? Wow, who would have thought it.

I'm not watching the entire discussion so cannot say whether Frances Maude did or did not make such a warning. What I'm pretty sure of though is that he probably said something more interesting in his speech than the obvious. In fact the article quotes him saying:
For too long we have had quango pay spiralling out of control so that seven people in the Audit Commission are paid over £150,000 a year at a time when the average civil servant's pay is £23,000.
Would it be too cynical to suggest that the publicly funded BBC didn't want to bring too much attention to the positive sides of cutting government spending on non-government jobs?

1 comment:

  1. I heard a small piece about it on radio 5 on the way home from work earlier.They were not just saying people will lose jobs but it will actually cost more money to srcap the quango's.It may cost more in the short term,but does that matter?