No that is not my heading but Lord Digby Jones’s -BBC NEWS, it seems that someone has actually reported the bare facts.
Ex-trade minister Lord Digby Jones says he was "amazed" to discover how many civil servants "deserved the sack".
He told a committee of MPs he thought the civil service could "frankly... be done with half as many" people.
The ex-CBI chief described being a junior minister as "one of the most dehumanising and depersonalising experiences" anyone could have.
Lord Jones spent a year as a minister as part of Gordon Brown's original "government of all the talents".
He added: "Frankly the job could be done with half as many, it could be more productive, more efficient, it could deliver a lot more value for money for the taxpayer.
"I was amazed, quite frankly, at how many people deserved the sack and yet that was the one threat that they never ever worked under, because it doesn't exist."
All I can say is blimey!
But as all politicians do he ruined the warm feeling that was building up in my heart, by saying: “he applauded the practice of bringing outside specialists into government by making them peers and called it "an excellent idea".
This is the Governments way of bypassing the need for elected officials to take top jobs in the gov.
Which is a bit odd really, surely the Government should have enough expertise in the civil service-oh no I forgot half of them need sacking!
“Journalism is literature in a hurry.”- Matthew Arnold.