A Quango – quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation.
Depending on one’s viewpoint, and perhaps political leaning, quangos either perform a useful function to the area of local or national Government that they serve, or they are a complete waste of taxpayers money.
Human nature too, plays a part, in that people whose lives are affected by a quango are often more polarized as to its existence (or not).
Should they exist at all?
The current Government in the UK is looking at cutting or culling several of them.
Some would appear to be more useful than others.
Check out the list here, and make your own opinion…
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Kenneth McKellar, tenor singer, who was well known in Scotland, and indeed around the world for his adaptions of traditional Scottish songs, particularly those of Robert Burns, has died at his daughters home in the United States.
Mr McKellar was 82. His death came very quickly, only a week after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He made numerous television appearances, and he represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966.
He also made classical recordings such as Handel’s Messiah.
Tags: cancer, eurovision song contest, kenneth mckellar, robert burns, scotland, television appearances, traditional scottish songs, united kingdom
In the United Kingdom, three brothers are facing life sentences for murdering a south London father in a case of mistaken identity.
Julien Warrington, 43, was stabbed 19 times in a revenge attack aimed at someone else in Camberwell in September last year, the Old Bailey heard.
Tags: camberwell, case of mistaken identity, life sentences, old bailey, revenge attack, south london, united kingdom, warrington