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posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 08:40 AM
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The smoking ban is up and running up in Scotland, without anytroublemakers yet. It's all nice and all to not be subject to a smoky atmosphere in a social setting but how about outside? Why don't the government prove they aren't victimising smokers by introducing cleaner modes of transport like trams instead of the constant congestion in Glasgow caused by lorries and cars?
If they can spend half a billion on the Scottish Parliament, then I'm sure they can dig money from somewhere.

Any thoughts?




posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 09:51 AM
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Dont give them any ideas! For gods sake this government (or any other for that matter) couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery! well they could, but it'd come in 3 years late, several hundred million over budget, with around 20,000 extra civil servants with job titles like 'real ale awareness officer' 'five pints a day co-ordinator' 'hangover monitoring officer'

Think about it, how many millions, actually billions have this government wasted already on transport schemes that fail? The last thing us tax payers need is another ministerial idea thats too big for the incompetent idiots to implement. Its cost us fat too much already and all Gordon Brown wants to do is spray more of our cash around trying to fix things, while all the time making them worse. And thats where they'll dig the money up, out of our pockets, same as always



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 02:28 PM
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But why is this so? What is the point of the civil servant?

What do civil servants actually do?



posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 07:30 AM
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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.



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