That sound you hear is Sir Humphrey spinning in his grave.

It’s a good think poor Sir Humphrey has moved on given this news from across the pond.

As many as 500,000 public sector jobs will be lost and the state pension age will be raised to 66 four years earlier than planned.Departments will face an average 19 percent budget cut under the plan. One of the hardest hit will be the foreign office, which will face a 24 percent cut, likely leading to the firing of hundreds of London-based diplomats.

To see how things used to work may I recommend this episode from Yes, Prime Minister.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is by far the best series to describe government out there.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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