There was a time when this would beggar belief, but we all know now that the public sector is stacked full of poorly paid, ineffectual, PC-inculcated muppets who are awash with righteousness, obsessed with make-work and enchanted by their gold-plated pensions.
The utter lack of consequence for failure are unthinkable in the private sector.
The “stupendous incompetence” of the Department for Transport saw a multi-million efficiency drive end up costing taxpayers more than £80 million, a damning MPs report has found.
The programme to cut administrative costs was intended to save £57 million, but instead led to the public facing a bill of £81 million, according to the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee.
The committee, which is responsible for holding the Government to account over public spending, said that the “Shared Services” project was among the worst it had ever examined.
Is it any wonder they are held in contempt? It would hardly be unjust.