Since the whole Credit Crunch began we've heard quite a bit from politicians on all sides about greedy city bankers who are given bonuses for short term results rather than long term success. The Government and Opposition have both made the relevant noises about how such rewards are not justified.
I say this because I see that John Preiset, vetran senior civil servant at the DWP, and deputy strategic sourcing director for corporate IT at the department got a CBE in the New Years Honours List.
That would be the same DWP that pissed £300 million up the wall in three years on IT projects that it decided to cancel; and spent £2,141,410,000 on IT consultants between 2002 and 2007.
Rewards for long term success my fat post-Christmas arse!