You will see that early on, in the thread I gave strong support to John Redwood’s argument but was challenged as missing the point that proposals were Neo-Socialist and I had a vested interest because I was a management consultant.
Below is a transcript of my two responses:
This is my original response:
I congratulate John Redwood MP on taking the initiative on improving the Public Sector. There are some excellent suggestions, worthy of wider debate.
What is required is an over-arching vision, joined-up strategy and carefully articulated delivery plan. Well done to John Redwood.
This is my second response after being challenged:
I am responding to the challenge made by “Outsider”.
I endorse John Redwood’s proposals, because by and large, they increase competition, rather than reduce it. In my judgement, that is not neo-Socialist, it is an excellent example of “Third Wave Neoliberalism”.
Secondly, I would add that many inefficient, regulated industries, are charging too much because their processes are not lean, oFten because of bureaucratic rules emanating from the EU – take procurement for example.
Thirdly, I do not make my argument because I am a management consultant. I am actually a retired independent consultant, choosing to retire, recognizing that David Cameron’s Government was hostile to independent professionals – this has left the way clear for major consultancies and outsource providers to effectively reduce competition.
What do you think? Do you agree with me or disagree, with an alternative view? I would love to hear your views. You can post your comments below and in John Redwood’s original blog, widening the public debate.