http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... kpool.htmlHow civil servants had fun at taxpayers' expense with jazz workshops, massages and a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
They also spent more than £1,600 on massages for staff and £539 on an away-day trip to Blackpool pleasure beach.
And further down;
The department's quangos accounted for another £337million.
They get a headline out of an absolute, utter miniscule of a pittance in comparison to the rest of the spending being reported.
Well I for one sincerely hope that these civil servants savoured this beano,because with a bit of luck,it'll be the last one they have before being consigned to the dole queue when they get kicked out of their jobs.
Unemployment for these parasite spongers of society couldn't happen to a better bunch. Believe me,I'll be smiling at the television when their redundancies are being announced on the news channels ) )
- Ian, Prudhoe, 12/8/2010 12:44
Cunt of cunts.
Here we go, more DM propaganda in attempt to get the tory readers to loathe civil servant even more than they already do. Let's put this into context. The massage company you refer to come in 1 day a year, they see this as a promotion opportunity and charge a fraction of the cost. We're hardly getting massages at our desks everyday. Many corporate private sector organisations do similar event days, it's called a morale booster.
As much as DM would like civil servants to work in back to back grey cubicles 8 hours a day without uttering a word to each other, we are humans also. Usually overworked and underpaid to carry out a absolutely necessary job. There are few perks working in the civil service. Under labour it was renowned for poor pay but good conditions. Under tories it's still poor pay AND poor conditions. I don't know what DM's agenda is here but the picture you attempt to paint, to the fickle readers who believe it, is a very inaccurate one.
- ste, liverpool, 12/8/2010 12:54