Monday, 18 May 2009

Another historian in trouble?

With the current expenses scandal I noticed the civil servant in charge of the House of Commons department that administers MPs expenses Andrew Walker, is not as one would expect someone with qualifications in accountancy in fact his degree was in ancient eastern studies.

Why an individual with a qualification in history is paid £125,000 per year to be in charge of doling out £77,400,000 per year in expenses to our MPs is a little unclear.

I really do feel that we need a serious review of the suitability and qualifications of civil servants earning over £50,000 per year for the jobs they are doing, both locally and nationally.

1 comment:

  1. I would agree. Its seems some civil servants at a local level only need to know the answer "yes" when asked any questions by the airport.

    And of course which drawer the "yes" rubber stamp is kept in.

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