Forget complaining to the Minister for Justice in order to reveal, to no effect, how corrupt acts against us by the Revenue has been maneuvered out of the way by the time we attend Tribunal proceedings. It’s a waste of time.
Such fraudulent cases against the electorate deserve to be heard in ‘open courts’ divorced from public sector chicanery. Cancerous complaint procedures run by civil servants and quangos are killing off our freedoms. No one acknowledges this particular public sector corruption! We seem to be calling for probity amongst wholesale deceit!
Open courts can give victims of such corruption a voice to air their grievances, allowing governmental miscreants to give account of themselves out in the open, and not hide behind a panzer division of public sector gravy train lawyers, as happened in many cases. Citizen complaint arrangements designed to prevent or uncover abuses by public authorities are a sham! The ‘old pals act’ reigns supreme.
It has long been hoped by serious academic studies that this squalid public sector contempt for honest public duty, be countered by strong accountability arrangements, designed as one academic suggested rather optimistically, "To keep the bastards honest". Such a refreshing observation; certainly no one within the public sector tells it as it is.
Citizens however now see, because of more critical/transparent information available to them, that public officials and agencies are something of a charade. The often repeated ‘Lessons will be Learned’ excuse is now seen as being disingenuous, no more than a cheap ‘get out of jail apology’, allowing for more cock ups to be perpetrated later on.
After 4 years we have learned that there is a serious lack of accountability within HMRC, parliament and the civil service. These public sector abominations feed off each other, enabling the gravy train culture and contempt towards the public to coagulate and thrive as a dung heap might, putting the welfare of the nation at risk!
One is appalled at the blatant spiv-like parliament mentality of fiddling ‘within the rules’ whilst our soldiers, poorly equipped, are sent to fight an unwinable war! We have moved into a world where unworldly members of parliament, too busy with sleazy expense accounts, are blindly delegating to ever more incompetent civil servants. It is ever more evident that the players in this charade are cross protective of each other.
I am sick to death of being conned by parliament and civil service sleaze. The integrity of the nation is sliding away down Whitehall sewers. For instance the Commissioner felt justified in claiming a dozen or so times that the seriously dysfunctional HMRC were accountable? Er no, they are fraudulent! The whole nation knows that HMRC is seriously incompetent and fraudulent big time! No-one is allowed to rebut this ‘old pals act’ procedure at the Tribunals.
Civil servants have stood aside these cases for some five years, have manipulated, stage-managed appeals, allowing government lawyers to manoeuvre the corrupt acts against us out of sight, hiding them under the carpet. For civil servants to have such fraudulent long term control over complaining members of the electorate is something altogether what Orwell predicted, government officials treading on your face forever!
There are procedural failures and failure by individual HMRC officials; it all comes out in the melting pot in what Vince Cable describes as "Cultural failure, an all pervasive management mess for which everybody is to blame, but no individual is responsible".
Even complaints to the Parliamentary Ombudsman results in bias. This is real iron curtain/banana republic stuff. Such dishonest governmental actions against the electorate are destroying the nation. Parliament is guilty of promoting despots to key positions within the complaints process. One hears they cannot be got rid of.
And what of the public sector cover-up culture as despotic public sector nepotism? The ‘old pals act’ is more powerful than the ‘rule of law’. HMRC's complaints procedures are no more than cesspits of denial, eroding away democracy.
However, the protection of the public sector status quo has become an evil prescription that enables sleaze to thrive within virtually every nook and cranny in Whitehall.
HMRC who is guilty of treating us so corruptly - have been guilty of numerous crooked exercises. It could be argued that the HMRC are not fit to hold court over honest criticisms from members of the electorate. Some examples include;
(1) HMRC legal department has been caught out as being dishonest in British courts and it’s claimed their acts within Tribunals need watching.
(2) The Parliamentary Accounts Committee reports that virtually half the fraud across all government departments was taken by Revenue staff.
(3) The HMRC Chief Operating Officer, who helps bring villains to account and even imprison them, was removed from office, (a nice friendly old pals act - no trial for him). A matter of some £100k was involved.
(4) The infamous blaming of junior staff for the loss of personal data on 25 million people has now been found to be due to HMRC "Serious institutionalised deficiencies".
(5) We at one stage suffered from Inland Revenue's institutionalised corruption after a dodgy internal investigation found that a Revenue employee, who had treated us corruptly, had done so with the ‘Best of Intentions’.
(6) Accountancy Web suggested that someone was needed to weed out the cultural incompetence of the HMRC.
(7) From the House of Lords we hear, regarding HMRC incompetence of its "Lack of awareness in its obligations that go with public service".
As mentioned earlier, academics have claimed we need strong accountable arrangements to "Keep the bastards honest". This public sector scandal of ineptitude, lack of integrity and severe incompetence will need several years of cluncking fists before it can be cleansed. Such cleansing will need much political will - do we have it?
The British people deserve an honest public sector.
The electorate is becoming outraged that too many civil servants and politicians are not being called to account for their diabolical actions.
As someone once said, "British politics increasingly attracts moral and intellectual pygmies"; this applies to the public sector in general. The Home Office, famous as the first to be described as ‘unfit for purpose’, infamous for ‘sex for favour’ demands, has unscrupulously spent/claimed some £11 million on taxis, hotels and flights for 2007. A nice little earner? Another severe lack of accountability?
This is not a party matter. It’s all about the serious lack of public sector accountability. Our soldiers are dying trying to promote our squalid version of ‘nose in the trough’ democracy.
There is a tendency for civil servants and quangos to evade or subvert accountability with defensive routines and murky behaviour, what might be called ‘accountability deficits’. There may be some reluctance by Parliament, because of its own sleaze, to come to grips with the often incompetent, fraudulent and at times corrupt public sector.
There is no accountability and no justice! The not-so-public service which is has demonstrated nothing more than despostic public sector nepotism.
So what can we do and whats the bottom line?
Well... There are 60 million of us and only 646 of them. You do the math.