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"Sterilise the poor and bring back the workhouse"

Infinite Chaos

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Sterilise the poor and bring back the workhouse: Public's bizarre suggestions for spending cuts

It is yet another brainchild of the new open Coalition: A website that allows the public to suggest where public spending cuts can be made.

But once again the idea has fallen victim to a string of outlandish suggestions – just like the scheme asking which bad laws should be scrapped.

The Spending Challenge website has been bombarded with possibilities for savings but some are offensive and others simply bizarre – such as the proposal to limit the amount civil servants drink to stop them going to the toilet.

Daily Mail
So much for "learning from Canada" - some papers think this is just a PR exercise but the serious matter remains, how to reduce the huge deficit AND take the public with the cuts.
 
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