English: Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sketch map of Whitehall, London, showing the position of the major UK Government buildings there (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is an excellent article from Christopher Hope, senior political correspondent at the Telegraph. This is a MUST-READ, in my view. Check it out!
Major Coalition projects like aircraft carriers, welfare reforms and broadband roll-out questioned by official Whitehall report – Telegraph.
The article cites evidence from the Major Projects Authority which is extremely damning on the competence of David Cameron’s Government.
In my view, it’s about time that Francis Maude, Cabinet Office Minister, was fired. The Cabinet Office and the Treasury have continued to use expensive consultants but have put a strangle-hold on the use of “independent professionals”. Many top-tier executive interim managers, like myself, chose to retire and some, like myself, chose move overseas in their disgust at the narrow-minded cronyism followed by David Cameron’s government. Some of us also put up a fight and took our case, via our MPs, to the Cabinet Office but we were faced with the Catch 22 of David Cameron’s Government.
When every self-respecting economist, including the IMF, is screaming for the UK Government to borrow an extra £10 billion this year and increase infrastructure spending immediately, we can see why the Government hesitates; they can’t manage projects already in the pipeline! Of course, austerity and slash-and-burn across the Public Sector has not helped.
Any thoughts, either on the article or my views?