26 October 2010

A small indication of ministerial attitudes

Not long after the current shower took power the new ministers issued new guidelines on submissions in my former department.

One of the things that struck me about their attitude to public servants was to require that submissions sent to them should not be addressed to them in person but to their titles. This was a change from the previous administration.

Clearly being elevated to the position of a Secretary, Minister or Parliamentary Under Secretary of Stater meant that they were now among the exalted; far too (self) important to be adressed by something as mundane as their real names.

Arrogant pricks

4 comments:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Unless this request is caused by their uncertainty about keeping their jobs for long...

jams o donnell said...

Now that would not make me very sorry at all Snoopy!

Liz said...

Says it all.

jams o donnell said...

Sadly so Liz