The place to cut expenditure in local government is not among frontline staff doing useful work but among the £50,000, to £150,000 coordinators, managers and mutual backscratchers in the back offices.
There is not that much overmanning these days on the shop floor, or even in private sector management either. It isn’t like the 1970s and 1980s. The fat that needs cutting out is to be found in the town halls, not on the dustcarts.
This is exactly the point I've been trying to make, and could not agree more with it if I tried. The author of this little bit of blinding common sense?
Step forward Lord Tebbit.
I find his blog entertaining, I disagree with a good deal of what he says, but on balance we share more common ground than I'd have thought.
Does this say something about me, something about him, or something about the way the Tory party, and politics in general, has changed over the years?