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September 20, 2005

Ain’t Bureaucracy Wonderful

The July 7th bombings. 700 injured. There’s the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. There’s the  Mayor’s Fund. Two and half months later, some are still in hospital, some are fully recuperated, some are convalescing at home. They’ve got bills to pay, rent, mortgages, food. Lots of help available to them, right?  I mean, they’re not being left on their own are they? While, as we know, it can take many months (15 in the case of the Scheme)  to make a final settlement, things like the Fund are making interim payments?  You know, actually getting the help to people now, while they really need it?

Of the nearly 9 million quid in the Fund how much has been paid out? What are the interim payments from the Scheme? How much is being spent on keeping roofs over heads, bodies fed, while the injured try to recover?

According to The Guardian, nothing.

Nada. Zippo. Zilch.

And people wonder why I don’t like bureaucracies?

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