ConservativeHome regularly lists public vacancies in the hope that righties might apply for them and thus correct the severe pro-Left imbalance in the quangocracy. But is there any point if the selection panels are staffed by lefties?
Click here and you will see that Jackie Ashley, also known as, Mrs Andrew Marr, has been given a nice little quango job: acting as the ‘independent member’ of the panel choosing the next trustee of the Theatres Trust quango. On the Whitehall website there is a blank space under ‘political activity’ and ‘notes’. Is this entirely truthful?
There’s a real naivety to the conservatives when it comes to power games, ditto Deplorables, anti-statists and so on. the most naive thing of all is that there is any collusion. Colonel Harrumph harrumphs and suggests anyone suggesting skulduggery get a tinfoil hat: ‘I don’t do conspiracy theories, old boy,’ conflating every piece of skulduggery the world has seen under the one heading.
What to do with the Colonel Harrumphs? Decent chaps, haven’t an effing clue.
Meanwhile, as Guido points out, the game of total power has been going on for a long, long time, all places are filled – meanwhile we rabbit on about ethics and decency, our natural state being somewhere between bemusement and apoplexy, day in, day out.