IT IS a rare week, when you are not listing the members of yet another quango to look after our well being.
It is surprising how we survived before the war, as a teenagers in the thirties I can even recall the BBC on the odd occasion, with the 9 o’clock news saying that there wasn’t any news and playing music by Geraldo instead. Although that might have been because we had the birch and both police and teachers were happy to apply the odd clip behind the ear.
However, who appoints the members of these quangos, and, more importantly, from what ranks are they chosen?
Would it not clear the air if just one quango were to publish all the facts about itself, eg who their members are, qualifications, salary, time given to the quango each week, pension, expenses and so on. There is a widespread belief that these are jobs for the boys and it is not envy that dictates our attitude, but a feeling that not only are they a waste of time and money but they hinder our nations’ recovery.
Reg Drew, Harvington Drive, Shirley