FT.com – Tories warn on spending plans


A Conservative government would find it “politically extremely difficult” to cut the overall level of public spending, rather than simply restrict its growth, Philip Hammond, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, said on Monday.

And yet “Quangos spend £10m seeking more money” (Times Online):

The Conservatives, who compiled the dossier, claimed that the main reason quangos hire political consultants was to help them persuade the government and parliament to increase their funding or introduce helpful legislation.

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