‘The big education for me is that civilisation is fragile and can be destroyed in a heartbeat' - Jeremy Brade, former peacekeeper in Sarajevo.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Number crunching

Away for a week, but I read the papers, and on the same day they told me that (a) £5 bn pa is lost through fraud and error in social security payouts, and (b) UK banks have awarded £10 bn in bonuses this year. Which cheat-riddled benefits system should we reform first?


Paddington said...

My vote is for the bankers. They have demonstrated that they are not only corrupt, but also incompetent.

Sackerson said...

I agree. They couldn't handle the temptation of EZ money.