UK PLC wants your ideas to save it from bankruptcy
The country’s economy is in an unholy mess and the deficit has to be cut. But, as the ConDem government promised us, we’re all in this together (apart from the filthy rich members of said government), and they’re treating as a kind of Blue Peter appeal, but on a grander scale.
As of yesterday, the government’s Spending Challenge website is open to the general public, with crowdsourcing seen as a major way for us to get out of our fiscal pickle. We missed the launch as we’ve been watching the Raoul Moat thing 24/7 for the past week, only finally caving in 20 minutes before he did himself in at 1.15am this morning.
Get on the site and submit your ideas that could help us get more for less out of our public services. Public sector workers have already had a bash and now it’s the turn of real people. Don’t hold out any hopes of winning a big prize if your idea is used though – the country simply doesn’t have any spare money.
Our big scheme is for George Osborne to hand over all of his personal wealth to the nation and then fuck off to live in a storm drain in Rothbury, but that might be slightly influenced by this week’s television-watching.