16 September 2009

Just a thought

I suppose we should be grateful that hard-working families appear to br losing their prominence - we lazy singletons can breathe a sigh of relief. But there is a new danger:
The prime minister told the TUC conference in Liverpool the government would "cut costs, cut inefficiencies, cut unnecessary programmes and cut lower priority budgets" but he would not support cuts in "vital frontline services on which people depend".

Source - here

What about the vital backroom services? Somebody has to recruit and pay the frontline guys, as well as providing them with accommodation, computer and accounting support. We need a new campaign, SOB - Save our Bureaucrats. I fear, however, that it unlikely to catch on.


John A Thomson said...

Save Sir Humphrey!

A better campaign would be more like a Kenny Everett sketch....


Stuart Winton said...

I'd always assumed that 'frontline' merely meant the most important rather than as in frontroom/backroom, or whatever, but I could be wrong.