The season for stuffing state boards with one’s pals

In the few weeks remaining before the current government departs from office, ministers can expect to be pestered by supporters seeking the nod for a state board or other sinecure.

15th January, 2011

In the few weeks remaining before the current government departs from office, ministers can expect to be pestered by supporters seeking the nod for a state board or other sinecure.

One of the many benefits of the hundreds of quangos created in the past decade is that it also created hundreds - nay thousands - of appointments in the gift of the government.

It would be churlish - and incorrect - to suggest that these...

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