We really were very good at it.
Council officers were people of talent and integrity....then something changed....
Local Government lost confidence in itself.
It decided functions it had previously administered so well needed to be handed over to greedy outsourcers.
Did it save us money? No
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Did it make local government more efficient? No
Did it enrich Sir Ron Aldridge, the founder of Capita?
In fact, Sir Ron, a one time a low grade council employee, has made so much money out of us poor, sodding taxpayers that he has been able to throw back a few million to build academies.
Ron is not alone.
There are other private sector leeches clinging to bloated and indolent local councils.
Now is the time to halt outsourcing.
Councils need to get back to what they were set up to do, and perfectly capable of doing,....running services themselves.
At the same time let's can the hopeless Tri Borough experiment: it's been a disaster.
The only beneficiaries have been Sir Pooter Cockell and Sir Delboy Myers who got themselves knighthoods.
K&C needs to do three things fast...
- scrap the Cabinet system and revert to the tried and tested Committee system
- Cease outsourcing
- Scrap whatever is left of the Tri Borough project