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Letter: Wasted cash all Labour's fault
4:21pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Opinion
Most of the £12billion wasted on the NHS computer systems got nowhere near any companies.
It was wasted on huge infrastructure within the NHS itself: programmers, analysts, project managers and a whole host of jobs you have never heard of, all paid by the NHS. It was the whole system itself – a huge government project – which spent the money. It was never about procurement, it was about it being a stupid idea in the first place.
For those responsible, see Labour. The huge NHS IT project was Tony Blair’s personal baby.
He set the wheels in motion, and a huge, new, publicly funded behemoth came into force with new wages and pensions and benefits to pay for.
It’s Labour in a nutshell. Huge public spending where pretty much all of it is wasted, and someone else has to struggle to pick up the pieces after it inevitably fails.
Across Europe, the public sector needs huge reform if we are to ever return to normality from a financial perspective. With Labour, though, it’s fingers in ears and business as usual. The country will go completely to the dogs if they ever get back in with their crazy spending mantra.
When are they going to start living in the real world?
Jack Herer (via website).