And so the inevitable happens.
Following the furore created by Panorama’s revelations about care home abuse, we learn this from today’s Independent;
Legal protection for adults in care is to be speeded up in the wake of the abuse scandal at a residential hospital in Bristol, the Government has indicated. Details of a system of “safeguarding” boards, similar to those in place for vulnerable children, are to be published within a fortnight.
So, more rules for the front line, more handsomely-rewarded sinecures for the pampered, bureaucratic brown-nosers.
But didn’t our brave, new coalition government promise us fewer qangos and troughers? And wasn’t the problem caused by the existing troughers – who failed in their duty to protect vulnerable people from the front-liners who were breaking the rules and law we already have?
I promised myself that I wouldn’t swear on this blog. Sandi Toksvig will have to give you my unvarnished view of the political class.