Snap Unhappy

November 05, 2010 1:45 PM

Eyebrows have been raised this week after the Prime Minister appointed his “personal photographer” to a civil service post. The Daily Mail thinks that it’s “defying his own austerity regime.”


Surely someone in Number 10 must have anticipated a backlash from this move?  This position shouldn’t be funded by the taxpayer. Number 10 has claimed that “he will work for cabinet office, not just the PM.” That doesn’t mean it’s all of a sudden value for money. Many in the public and private sectors fear for the security of their own jobs, so taxpayers will not be happy to fork out for an official Government photographer. The coalition parties should fund the post out of their own coffers.


 Cutting unnecessary spending, eradicating waste and wiping out the deficit should be the priorities of the Coalition Government. This move contradicts that necessary agenda and Downing Street should be prepared to practice what it preaches.

Eyebrows have been raised this week after the Prime Minister appointed his “personal photographer” to a civil service post. The Daily Mail thinks that it’s “defying his own austerity regime.”


Surely someone in Number 10 must have anticipated a backlash from this move?  This position shouldn’t be funded by the taxpayer. Number 10 has claimed that “he will work for cabinet office, not just the PM.” That doesn’t mean it’s all of a sudden value for money. Many in the public and private sectors fear for the security of their own jobs, so taxpayers will not be happy to fork out for an official Government photographer. The coalition parties should fund the post out of their own coffers.


 Cutting unnecessary spending, eradicating waste and wiping out the deficit should be the priorities of the Coalition Government. This move contradicts that necessary agenda and Downing Street should be prepared to practice what it preaches.

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