So how are those cuts working Gordo?

He announced that the Government had identified new savings which could be made in Whitehall costs worth £3 billion over the next four years.

However, it has now emerged that the Government has recently begun tendering for a new £3 billion travel and hospitality contract.

Official documents disclose that ministers expect to spend between £2 billion and £3 billion over the next four years for hospitality and travel for themselves and civil servants – spending the same amount as will be saved by the efficiency drive.

Oh, right…..

2 thoughts on “So how are those cuts working Gordo?”

  1. If you believe these figures (I don’t – it’s a Telegraph ‘news’ story and so would require far more checking) then it’s an interesting test of the Conservatives (who condemn it in the story). One assumes that £3bn will be easy to cut back to £0.5bn or less, and it’s something that shouldn’t take more than six months.

  2. How can it be a test of the opposition? They’re not in power!

    I appreciate it is standard to blame past governments for all ills, but this is the first time I’ve seen a future government blamed for the present situation.

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