“The economic crisis is the disaster the Conservatives have been praying for. Now they can reshape the economy on corporate lines.
By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 19th October 2010.
We’ve been staring at the wrong list. In an effort to guess what will hit us tomorrow, we’ve been trying to understand the first phase of the British government’s assault on the public sector: its bonfire of the quangos. Almost all the public bodies charged with protecting the environment, animal welfare and consumers have been either hobbled or killed(1). But that’s only half the story. Look again, and this time make a list of the quangos which survived.”