Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Teletext Letters

Teletext letters can be useful as a quick barometer of public opinion, but occasionally maddening when the loonies get a look-in. The letter reproduced below is a splendid example of good, old-fashioned, Lancastrian commonsense.Oh that R.W. of Preston were a politician.

A world without blame
It's not surprising that Haringey Social Services are taken aback by all the public and media criticism of their efforts, when they have followed all the government guidelines to run a perfect bureaucracy.

Where on earth does child welfare come into it? Most of Westminster operates on the same principle - just tick all the boxes and you'll be OK. Everyone is in charge, but no-one is responsible.
R W, Preston, Lancashire

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