We currently have two million people unemployed in the UK. Nine million considered economically inactive... (CI020A)
What if these people were unleashed on the public sector? An army of auditors examining inefficiency and waste, publically highlighting problems and seeking solutions.
Would this be of more use to our economy than the Chancellor’s intention that those on benefits “[make] meals for the elderly, [clean] up litter and graffiti or [do] charity work” (CI020B)
I can’t imagine the government being overly enamoured with the idea of we the people holding them to account but so what!
Could we vastly improve the way Government and the Civil Service works if enough people were assigned to the task?
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(CI020A; ONS; http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/november-2014/sty-labour-market-statistics.html)
(CI020B; The Independent; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/george-osbornes-welfare-war-work-for-your-benefits--or-attend-jobcentre-daily-8847851.html)