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Quangocide

A heartening tale from Sweden - a quango that has not done *anything* in 32 years is being disbanded. The Stängselnämnden, or Railway Safety Fencing Board, vanishes in a cloud of splinters at the end of the month. However, the wheels of bureaucracy grind slow and exceedingly fine - it took a special commission to conclude that the RSFB should get a lethal injection. No reaction from the Swedish labour unions as yet.

Bringing it all back home, I would count it as major progress if our quangos managed, as it were, to first do no harm.

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