Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Council of Regional Insemination

This morning, Liam Byrne chaired the first meeting of the Council of Regional Ministers, which is part of Gordon's "wise men" solution to the finanical crisis. What surprised me was the content of the press release which explains that the Council remit was to (my emphasis),
disseminate key messages for Regional Ministers to use in their discussions in the regions. This will include the narrative agreed by the NEC*
So basically they're going to have a meeting where they all get told what to say in their region that fits in with what has been decided nationally is the way we must all understand the state of things. Eurasia is at war with Eastasia this week... that sort of bollocks.
* National Economic Council

6 comments:

Not a sheep said...

Are you sure that NEC is the National Economic Council and not Labour's National Executive Committee? Gordon Brown serves on both as I believe does Harriet Harman...

dizzy said...

Technically, yes it is. Practically? Probably not.

dalesman said...

More phrases like, "we will do whatever is necessary" will no doubt be forthcoming.

Sam Duncan said...

Oh, God. Thanks for reminding me we have one of those National Economic Council things again. They worked so well last time. Should be handy for ordering British Lloydland about, I suppose.

When does the three day week start?

Anonymous said...

exactly what do these bodies contribute to the sum of human happiness and at what cost to the taxpayer ?

Londinium said...

It's not just McNulty. He has two deputies - MPs Karen Buck and Clive Efford, whose role is to "liaise with and support the work of regional ministers and national ministers", according to a Labour press release. Oh yes, and to "help coordinate the Labour Party's campaigns in regions and nations, with a special emphasis on economic issues".

It's a blatantly party-political role masquerading as a method of giving "regions" like London a larger voice in the Government.