Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fools in Government

It’s always fun to look out for April Fool’s jokes.

The one’s I’ve seen today just aren’t very convincing though.

It’s not plausible that, facing electoral meltdown a sane Labour Prime Minister would speed up public service “reform” (a.k.a. privatisation).

Nor that a Labour Government would continue to ignore the settled position of Party Conference on public housing by refusing additional resources to build council housing.

The story about how the Government is ignoring a consensus in opposition to extending detention without charge is better though, because it is so close to the truth…

Still, these days, to hold both a union card and a Labour Party card certainly requires a sense of humour.

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