Monday, 8 November 2010

ReBoot Government

When a computer goes wrong, we all know more or less instinctively what to do: we reboot the thing by switching off and then switching it on again. It wipes away any of the previous nastiness that caused the crash and brings forth a new, revived computer.

Maybe its about time we did something similar with government: Just stop and start from scratch.

After all, things have become so complex, that really now andy policy changes can only tinker at the sides and add even more complexity. Like adding ever more drivers onto your computer for an increasing list of devices slows down a computer, government is now costing vast sums of money and delivering poor performance.

Its time for a reboot: Lets just stop for a short while and review just whats important. Then bring those basic functions back online one at a time.

Just think, we could have a streamlined, simple tax system, a lower cost NHS, a more beneficial benefits system, rethink our relationship with the wider world.

Its a mantra we all need to adopt. All we need is to elect people with the courage and conviction to do such a thing.

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