15 March 2011

Margaret Hoxha

The political disaster known as Margaret Hoxha when Leader of Islington Council, waged a life-long campaign against the Christian underpinning of British society, did more harm to British children than any paedophile, and was the godmother of New Labour.

So of course she has ended up in chair of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons. That she is the daughter of a Jewish multi-millionaire of course has nothing to do with it.

So now she gets on her hind trotters to admit that under the administration in which she played a minor part only because her career was polluted by scandals that would have sunk someone less well connected, productivity in the NHS over the last 10 years declined by an average of 0.2 per cent a year overall, and by an average of 1.4 per cent a year in hospitals.
Over the last 10 years, the productivity of NHS hospitals has been in almost continuous decline. Over the same period, the amount spent on the NHS increased from £60bn to £102bn a year. The quality of the health service has improved as a result of this increase in spending. But the taxpayer has been getting less for each pound spent. A key problem is that national pay contracts have not so far been used to manage the performance of staff effectively. It is indicative of this that consultants' productivity has fallen at the same time.
No shit. Shame your boys Blair and Brown did nothing to address the problem while they, and you, had the power to do so.


  1. It's taken her/them 10 years to realise that giving more without asking for more results in getting less then. How long before she/they realise that spending money you don't have results in debt and that debt results in interest payments, another 10?

  2. The true hilarity is that all those consultants hired under NuLabour were supposed to improve productivity. It is indeed "indicative that consultants' productivity has fallen at the same time". British management remains an oxymoron, with the emphasis on moron.