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British politics is incomprehensible
« on: July 06, 2009, 05:32:50 PM »
Tories pledge to cut back quangos.

And all this time I thought a quango was some kind of endangered Tasmanian marsupial. But no, apparently they are something like "faith-based initiatives" without the faith; ergo a way of shuffling tax dollars to legislators' buddies without oversight.
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Re: British politics is incomprehensible
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:20:32 AM »
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Quango or qango is an acronym (variously spelt out as quasi non-governmental organisation, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation, and quasi-autonomous national government organisation) used notably in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere to label colloquially an organisation to which government has devolved power. In the United Kingdom the official term is "non-departmental public body" or NDPB. The word "quango" carries with it an implication of waste, patronage and sleaze in unaccountable bodies - "jobs for the boys."

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Re: British politics is incomprehensible
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 09:34:55 AM »
Perfect name for anyone rolling a priest character.
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Re: British politics is incomprehensible
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 09:37:57 AM »
No point in rolling a priest.  They never carry much money.




Go for the bishop.  Steal his ring.  That's money right there.

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Re: British politics is incomprehensible
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 02:00:54 PM »
Tasted terrible, too, I recall