Humane slaughter

You can take the man out of politics, but you can't take the politics out of the man…

Saw this on BBC Online:
Lib Dems plan cull of Whitehall
At least eight government departments should be abolished and 30 ministers culled in a huge shake-up of Whitehall, say the Liberal Democrats.

There's a lot to be said for this idea – apart from the black comedy value of government-appointed slaughtermen rounding up ministers, shooting them between the eyes with a bolt gun, and burning the corpses in one big pyre on Westminster Green.

Government – whether national or the local cricket club – feeds on itself and, if given the chance, grows remorselessly. Hitting the rest button every so often has to be a good thing.

Here's the links:
News story: Lib Dems plan cull of Whitehall
Analysis: Sacking ministers a sure-fire winner