"Liam Fox talked about cutting MoD civilians by 25% to loud cheers.
What this ACTUALLY means is that the same suits will be doing the same jobs, it’ll just be done by private contractors instead. In fact a friend of mine who works there has basically been told that his department has been bought out. He’ll still work in the same place, still do the same job, and under TUTE he’ll still have all rights accorded to MoD staff, but he won’t show up on the books."
that’s what they’ve been (rightly) accusing Gordy of with PFI, it’s the staffing equivalent of off-balance sheet borrowing