William Heath, angry at his increased council tax bill wonders wouldn't it be better if
"Whitehall were as thorough and accountable as local councils. I have a stupid idea to create a local government panel to scrutinise government departments, or give local government visiting rights at the NAO just to balance things up a bit. Can government not be simpler and leaner? Less expensive, and less oppressively tedious? Or is that underestimating the complexity of what government inevitably has to do?"