Whilst Gordon tells us he is saving the World, calling for a wartime spirit to get us through the
blitz sorry recession that he caused by not controlling debt trading by banks as well innumerable other fuck ups on his part over the last 11 years; now we have this:
MORE than £320,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on flat-screen televisions, hi-fis and DVD players for Whitehall departments, the Standard can reveal.But guess who comes top of waste:
The Tories said today that the figures, released in Parliamentary answers, were an "insult" to the recession-hit public.
The biggest spender was Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which ran up an £87,000 bill for stereo equipment, DVD players and flat-screen televisions over the past three years.Fucking Mandelsnake, not happy with being an EU parasite now he leeches off us all here in the UK.
The second biggest bill was at the Treasury, which spent £42,000 on televisions, £25,000 on DVD players and £9,600 on hi-fis - despite Treasury Minister Yvette Cooper's claims to be leading a "war on waste" across government.
Other departments, including the Prime Minister's Office, claimed that the information could only be made available "at disproportionate cost".
They really have no grasp of reality. But you got to love this excuse:
All the departments claimed that purchases were "incurred in accordance with the principles of Managing Public Money and the Treasury handbook on Regularity and Propriety".Get a load of this as well:
The Department for Transport's central HQ revealed it had spent more than £14,000 on flat-screen televisions alone. Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon said the new TVs were used in some cases for analysing witness videos for rail crash investigations, but others were for "monitoring news coverage".Well thats okay then, tell you what Geoff why not pop down mind and just open my fucking wallet and help yourself to the contents. Better still I will give you my bank card and pin an whenever your a tad strapped for cash just get some money out.
Oh hang on he already has done the cunt, just its done via tax which makes all okay in magical New Labour waste land.
Within the Treasury, the biggest spender was the Valuation Office Agency, which spent £16,740 on flat screen televisions and £9,652 on stereo equipment in 2005-06, £6,838 on flat screen TVs in 2006-07, and £2,056 on flat screen TVs and £178 on DVD players in 2007-08.Stereos! TV's at a push I can understand but are they that bored at the VOA that they need to plug in headphones and listen to music all day?
The spending figures come as Chancellor Alistair Darling seeks to slash more than £30billion from Whitehall costs through lower costs on IT, the sale of property and other assets and improved procurement deals.
I hate them I really do.
New Labour a huge "gold standard cock-up", amoral, corrupt and evil to the core.