UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Efficiency savings useless without fundamental reform – Browne

Press Release   •   Dec 07, 2009 12:00 GMT

“Central Government is too big, too powerful and too expensive," said the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson.

Commenting on Gordon Brown’s speech on efficiency savings in Government, Jeremy Browne said:

“Gordon Brown has spent over 12 years signing the cheques for an increasingly inefficient and centralised system of Whitehall bureaucracy.

“Greater efficiency is always welcome, but we will not get the improvements we need until there is fundamental reform in Whitehall.

“Central Government is too big, too powerful and too expensive. The Liberal Democrats would scrap entire departments and introduce massive decentralisation, making politics better, cheaper and more accountable.”