posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 07:30 AM
A Civil Servant is [roughly] a job for the Government-Department, which isn't the Military, Member of Parliament or Judiciary.
Back to the topic now.
The reason Government department's in the United Kingdom do not work is through the lack of management. Many Nation's have shown us that Government
departments can work, if the managers are made accountable. For example, the National Heatlh Service, whenver a new Government comes into power the
managers do not change - it's the same people, who maid the same mistakes and they never get fired for it.
Instead, of using the system we do, we can evidently use a PPP [Paid Pre-Performance] system, so that those who make mistakes. Those who are not
compatent get fired or have their pay-docked and the money is removed from them to pay for any debts that they incur while they manage it. As for
system's like Railways, Trams, etc, these can be ran by the Government effectivly but they need to either be fully ran by the Government or fully
private, not half-and-half and they should be ran to make a [minor] profit, with no tax going in to fund them. The problem is, the Government will
never sack the managers that are their friends and that's the problem we're stuck with.