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Our useless bureaucrats continue to waste our money on pointless ‘non-jobs’

The Government may be throwing about 36,00 troops and 16,000 police onto the scrap heap to try to reduce public spending, but our useless bureaucrats have kept on building their pointless bureaucratic empires. According to Parkinson’s Law, bureaucracies will always increase by 5 to 7 per cent a year ‘regardless of the quantity of work (if any) to be done’. Parkinson derived this law after seeing how, in the 10 years following World Ward I, the number of admiralty officials in the British navy went up by 80% while the number of sailors fell by 30%.

That’s what’s now happening in Britain. Even as lower-paid frontline staff get slashed, our bureaucrats are spending ever more on themselves. Just a quick look at the Guardian public-sector jobs (or non-jobs) section proves this. Here are just 3 of the hundreds of non-jobs that we will have to pay for:

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