The classic example is the recent Home Office fiasco. Teflon Tony had to get rid of Charles Clarke in order to put the 'house' in order as all was not well in the Home Office.
He then went to the drastic step of appointing DR John Reid - AKA superman - who could turn the Home Office round as a failing, chaotic, and inefficient department into one of the best departments in government.
Sweet dreams are made of these - as Annie Lennox used to sing - but 'who am I to disagree?
When Reid was faced by a group of MPs - he blamed his own department for being chaotic. Blaming the civil servants is easy. For politicians to actually own up and say 'im sorry' would be like seeing silver turn into gold!
So when are politicians going to actually take the blame for something which, surely is a policy decision rather than a systematic failure of the men in black whose job is to actually implement the policies pursued by governments
Could you imagine these minsiters sitting in front of Sir Alan Sugar and trumping up their policies? I imagine as once said on the programme by the man himself- 'quite frankly i'd like to get rid of all of the bleeding 3 of you!' Only in this case, it would be a whole cabinet.
Enough said on this for now - as i said 'It wasn't me guv!