http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012 ... ncis-maude
Maude said: "While we are rightly proud of our civil service, we shouldn't hubristically assume that there's nothing we can learn from other successful governments, whether, like Australia and New Zealand where they have political arrangements which are broadly similar to ours, or like Singapore or the United States where they are more distinct."
Where will these new "civil servants" come from, I wonder? Not Policy Exchange, surely?
So we'll now be paying them for advice they provide for free.
No money left!
Ministers have been repeatedly frustrated in Britain that civil servants can avoid personal responsibility for errors by arguing that ministers are accountable to parliament for everything that happens in their department.
Don't sign stuff off then.