The Bumper Book of Government Waste: The scandal of the squandered billions from Lord Irvine's wallpaper to EU saunas Hardcover – 1 Feb 2006
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IT disasters, glossy brochures-it's all Whitehall's ever-expanding wasteline -- The Times, January 26, 2006
Relax - it's not our cash we're wasting -- Sunday Express, January 08, 2006
Tax needn't be quite this taxing -- Daily Telegraph, January 16, 2006
Who's a pretty wasteful prime minister, then? -- Sunday Times, January 08, 2006
£225,000 lavished on slipper safety advice -- Daily Telegraph, January 16, 2006
About the Author
The TaxPayers' Alliance was launched in 2004 to represent taxpayers in the corridors of power and to fight for lower taxes. Now with over 10,000 supporters, it is regularly cited in the media as the taxpayers' waste watcher. This book is edited by Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of the TPA, who has previously written widely on the European Union and is now a regular commentator on government spending.
Top customer reviews
All in all finely written, sharp, witty and to the point, Genius. It directs a firm two fingers in the direction of our tax wasting "betters", and I say well done!!!
I was really shocked to read how much of my tax money is being spent on hair-brained schemes and the comfort of fat cat politicians and their friends, when at the same time people are dying waiting for operations and kids are getting a bad education.
This has actually convinced me that politicans just cannot be trusted with our money-I for one would now rather spend the money myself and donate 500 pounds to my nearest hospice or care home than have to live with the thought that someone just received a huge paycheque for a patronising study telling old people how to wear slippers!
I think it is always important to remember that the more you have, the more you can give, and this book definitely shows that we should have more than we do now! It is time for this absurd behaviour to change.
Every tax payer in the land should read this book; how the Government gets away with what it does beggars belief. As a business owner I find the whole thing infuriating as there is now no incentive at all to run a business and employ people. It makes me want to throw in the towel and go and get a job as a civil servant, knowing fully well that I will be looked after, have a great pension and never have to worry about getting the sack from my job, no matter how badly I screw up!
The sooner the whole system of Government comes crashing to its knees the better.
The problem is that government wastes so much money that even a book like this only scratches the surface. I saw no mention of the Blowpipe ground to air missile (OK that's an old story) with which even the experts were unable ever to score a hit. Millions and hundreds of millions wasted.
The whole system is rotten and needs to be purged.
Most recent customer reviews
The book is not a waste of money, the government will do that for you.
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