Friday 29 July 2011

Letter 30: Public Service Reform, rich pickings for a carpetbagger

As I said in the letter, I have concerns about opening up public services to the level of reform that Mr Cameron aspires to, not least because it has been championed by Steve Hilton. And I see that Castlebeck is in the news again...

Carpetbagger: an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously, "after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the North tried to take over the South."
Opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency over principle. 
Cherry-pick: to choose or take the best or most profitable of(a number of things), especially for one's own benefit or gain.
(Collins English Dictionary)

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