Commenting on the comments – and an apology

We had a very interesting comment from Des McConagy on our post regarding the Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan.  Well worth reading - he finishes;

"Then, too, successive Chancellors have always resisted opening up the supply procedure for party political reasons (the abiding scandal at the very centre of British polity) so this is where any Cabinet Office reform plan worth its salt should begin!"

I do hope you will become a regular reader and commentator Des, and perhaps we should have a chat at some stage as you clearly have some interesting and informed views on public procurement and other issues I'm sure.

On a lighter note, I have an apology to make.  I described another erstwhile commenter's remarks as "obtuse" the other day.  I honestly though it meant complex / difficult / somewhat obscure but clever as in "the civil servant used somewhat obtuse language to make an unpopular point to the Minister..."

The recipient of my remark has pointed out that the dictionary defines obtuse as "unfeeling, tactless, insensitive; blind, imperceptive, unobservant; gauche, boorish; slow, dim, lacking in intellect..."

Hard to believe I passed 'Use of English" A level all those years ago...Sorry Rob!

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