Tuesday 4 March 2003

Spend, spend, spend

Now we see what happens when politicians aren't held properly accountable for their spending:
AN INDEPENDENT public sector watchdog has been urged to conduct a full investigation into the financial management of Scottish Enterprise, the troubled economic development agency.

Annabel Goldie, the deputy leader of the Scottish Tories and their economy spokeswoman, wants an inquiry to be carried out by Robert Black, the Auditor General for Scotland.

Ms Goldie said: "I am very concerned about the recent media disclosures concerning Scottish Enterprise alleging slippage of programmes, laxity of management and unexpectedly high levels of consultancy fees."

But what are required are the abolition of Scottish Enterprise (sic) and the return of money to the taxpayer, in particular by reducing business taxes. That way lays real enterprise.