Tuesday, 14 February 2012

This is a "Very Good Day for Northern Ireland"??

A £580 million investment in Northern Ireland is supposed to "potentially" sustain 3,000 jobs.

That's over £193,000 per job, an obscene amount in anyone's eyes. Now, either the N.I. assembly is completely incompetent, or the jobs don't actually cost that much.

I just wonder how much of that £580 million is going on consultations, surveys, executive salaries and all the other associated perks for the privileged that soak up public funds and finance the governmental gravy train...


  1. The Northern Ireland Assembly is itself a job creation project to keep some very nasty types off the streets.

    The form of government there - perpetual, enforced coalition is perhaps a little further advanced than Westminster. Whoever you vote for, the government remains the same - just a few people come and go or change chairs.

    Westminster still maintains the pretence of changing governments from time to time although all the main parties are wedded to the EU so that policies are only different in presentation or fine detail. The palace of Westminster is like a pub with three beer pumps with different brands, labels and advertising but only one barrel in the cellar.

  2. I'd love to know how they justify £193 per job as being good for anyone. Its certainly not good value for money by any stretch of the imagination.

    The problem is people keep voting for them no matter what they do, no matter how badly they behave. It breeds a sense of entitlement and immunity so those in power think they can get away with anything.

    It really has to stop.


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