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  • once upon a time Britain had a better than competent Civil Service that successfully managed the entire, sprawling British Empire.

    Now, we have a government that doesn't trust its civil servants, a civil service that spends far too long chasing pointless paper whilst cutting back on the people who actually do things, and important services like the railways chopped up a ludicrous fashion and handed out to a bunch of private companies that are losing money hand over fist whilst signally failing in their dut
    • by ziggy (25) on 2002.01.15 17:03 (#3209) Journal
      If one were feeling particularly uncharitable one could probably lay the blame for a large chunk of the woes of the Indian sub continent at our door. And those of Africa.
      Let's not forget the lands of the Levant...
      But, at least Blair knows the difference between eating and breathing and can manage to chew his snacks before swallowing.
      At least Tony Blair didn't have the misfortune of being elected to Parliment in a year ending in zero...
      • Let's not forget the lands of the Levant...

        Oh bugger, there is that almighty fuckup to deal with isn't there. Though the general British approach to atoning for that one is to sympathize with the Palestinians without actually going so far as to do anything for fear of pissing off the Americans.