Sunday, 25 January 2009

Bonfire Postponed.

Every politician promises the "bonfire of quangos." Very few ever deliver it. There never seem to be enough matches to go around, but the fact that the Scottish Government has admitted that it is having to delay a piece of legislation for three months suggests that all is not going well at the Lubyanka that is St Andrew's House. Whatever the official line, when one piece of legislation is delayed, it is usually because others have been as well, and things are running less smoothly than expected.

"MEASURES to reduce the number of quangos and watchdogs have been delayed by three months. The public services reform bill will not be introduced until late May to allow more work on it. It aims to reduce public bodies by 25 per cent, and also set up arts body Creative Scotland."

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