Cameron said many quangos had a justifiable technical function
Nope, many if not most are doing things that government however defined should not be attempting to do at all. That\’s exactly why they should be culled.
He\’s also being incoherent:
\”I have said that our goal is democratic accountability, not bureaucratic accountability – and I mean it. So even when power is delegated to a quango, with a new Conservative government the minister will remain responsible for the outcomes … There will be no more hiding behind the cloak of quango independence.\”
Just as you shouldn\’t have power without responsibility so you cannot have responsibility without power. As soon as a Minister is mae resonsible for what a quango does then that Minister will interfere in what it does. Thus politicising again.