Absolute power, absolute accountability

As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything

5th July, 2015

Ministers for finance often have no idea just how powerful they are until they leave office. When they get the gig they are too busy being slapped on the back to think about it, and all too often the distractions of the job and their focus on getting the next job prevent them from actually exercising the power our constitution gives them.

And there are so many distractions, not the least of which is the...

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