Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds thats £1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes over £50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that has presided over the greatest waste of money in British history? With so much money, a tsunami of extra cash, being thrown at public services health, education, policing, defence, social services and public administration there have been some successes. Nevertheless, the results of the Governments tidal wave of extra spending have been worse than pitiful. In department after department, it is the same sorry story a triple whammy of incompetence, cover-up and cuts that have all but decimated public services, while those responsible have lavished money and honours on themselves. David Craig exposes the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic story of how New Labours years of mismanagement have led to a bureaucratization of Britain that has squandered almost unimaginable amounts of taxpayers money, caused irreparable damage to all our lives and rewarded the man responsible with the keys to Number 10.
David Craig spent most of his career working for some of the world's best and worst management consultancies. After writing two whistleblowing books, "Rip-Off" and "Plundering the Public Sector", about how consultants take millions from businesses and government departments while delivering little of value, he was blacklisted and so left the profession.
Since then, he has written several books about government corruption, incompetence and waste, including "Squandered: How Gordon Brown is wasting over one trillion pounds of our money" and "Fleeced: How we've been betrayed by politicians, bureaucrats and bankers", both of which won the Hammond Whiteley journalism award. He is also the author of "The Great European Rip-Off" and "Pillaged! How they're looting £413 million a day from your savings and pensions".
He is the founder of the Taxpayers Party - www.votetaxpayers.org.uk