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Thursday, May 19, 2005
Letter to the Daily Telegraph

In response to two articles in today's Daily Telegraph, the TPA wrote the following Letter to the Editor:

SIR - Proof that governments across the world are all the same when it comes to cost-cutting. On page six of today's newspaper (May 19) you quote David James saying that Sir Peter Gershon had "his hands tied" when carrying out his review of government waste and on page nineteen you report that the Czech government has shut down a department assigned to "trimming the fat" in the bureaucracy. As Sir Humphrey said: "The public doesn't know anything about wasting government money. We are the experts."