Letter No 11a by Mike Allott: back to directory

19 March 2004


Credit where credit's due

On the Government's plans to tackle waste, you say "Labour has always been expert at stealing its opponents' clothes" and that it is "shameless" (Leaders, Mar 18).

Admittedly both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats have been arguing that reducing the cost of bureaucracy is an important element in their tax and spending proposals.

But Labour commissioned the current investigation into the inefficiencies of government. And Labour has made no secret of its determination to reform public services.

Credit where credit's due.

Mike Allott