What has the TPA got against molecules, atoms, stars and space?
They may bark at the moon but they are not interested in studying it.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance have allowed favoured newspapers to preview their new report on quangos. So far so predictable. It’s not surprising that they attack the Health and Safety Executive, even though the HSE has little to do with many of the “health and safety gone mad” stories beloved of the right-wing tabloids. (Usually they are either myths or a market failure, when events or activities can’t get affordable insurance cover).
But there are some new targets today too.
Why single out the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council? £324 million for studying molecules, atoms, stars and space as the Daily Mail has it. Is it really the TPA’s view that basic science shouldn’t get state support, and if there was a use for it then the market would deliver?
And one has to admire their bravery in attacking the Farm Animal Welfare Council.
Middle England like their animals.