After receiving some 44,000 responses the Spending Review website is now asking the public to rate the suggestions. My guess is that this is just a displacement activity to get people to waste their time reading this drivel when they could spend their time reading actual government policy and then taking action. Lets have a look at some of the suggestions for the NHS.
Get the ratio of people managers to beds right. If you have more people managers than beds you're doing something wrong.What is the point of this statement? It is just saying "do your job properly"? Does the questioner actually know what the ratios are, and does s/he have an idea of what the ratio should be? As I have mentioned before, just 3.6% of NHS employees are managers as opposed to the population as a whole where 16% say that they are managerial (ONS figures).
Here's one that crops up several times:
Turn the heating down in hospitals by 1 degree. Hospitals are always too hot surely they can save on the heating a bit.What? Does the person who has suggested this know that the people in hospitals are often extremely ill and some cannot control their own temperature? Hospitals are not overheated wastefully and wilfully, the temperature is set for clinical reasons. You cannot simply make some blanket suggestion of reducing the heating. Now if s/he was talking about clothes shops, I would agree: they are overheated and turning their heating down would affect no one adversely. But you cannot say the same thing about a hospital.
Just to show that Nick Clegg's vanity site is not the only place for racists:
Gosh I am getting tired of reading this drivel, I'll go and do something more productive.