More dodgy BBC bias

Public sector job losses 'worse than forecast'

This is of course excellent news. The public sector, currently employing over seven million people, is hugely wasteful and has far outgrown it's original remit.

The BBC, another public body funded through the threat of force, has it's own interests firmly rooted in defending the civil service and portraying the cuts as a bad thing.

The picture that accompanies the story is:

A nurse. They want us to think that the public sector is made up of only nurses, firefighters and police. They would never think to accompany the story with pictures of Diversity Coordinators, Smoking Cessation Officers, Healthy Walking Coordinators or even just overpaid councillors.

There is plenty of room in the civil service to make jobs cuts without touching any nurses. That picture is totally misleading.

The current rate of public sector job losses is far greater than official projections and suggests total job cuts in the sector will be 50% higher than forecast, researchers say.

50% higher than forecast still isn't a lot. Why not just cut 50%.

The number of jobs lost since April is five times greater than the Office for Budget Responsibility projected for the entire year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said.
The body called on the government to halt public sector job cuts.

No, no. Keep going. Do more. Keep cutting jobs until there are no more interfering jobsworth busybodies working in any area of the civil service and drawing any wages paid for by the taxpayer. Cut them all and then cut some more.

The Treasury said the cuts were needed.

Indeed, and at the risk of sounding like a righteous busybody myself, they don't go far enough.

A number of economists and opposition politicians have called on the government to rethink its programme of spending cuts given the weak recovery.
The body also questioned whether the private sector was capable of compensating for public sector losses, as the government is hoping.

The private sector will expand to compensate for a shrinking public sector, although it will take time and there will be an inevitable lag. This does not mean that you stop the public sector cuts, it's that that will drive the private sector expansion.

Of course there will be no place within the private sector for Five-A-Day Coordinators. Some people are going to have to invest in some training if they want gainful employment in the real world.


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