Ofcom, the best-paid quango in all of Quangistan, has replaced one board member with two new ones, bumping its quota of directors to ten - the maximum allowable by its charter. Retiring non-executive Sara Nathan is being replaced with Newsnight editor-turned broadcasting suit Tim Gardam and Colette Bowe, who's effectively being …
We need better Regulation not more regulators
May be the extra staff will be used to carry out their extra duties this year of keeping an eye on PhonePayPlus (Icstis)
These people need to be elected by the PUBLIC
Reason why OfCom is a complete waste of time is that even its HEAD staff aren't elected by the people they should be serving, ie the general public.
Get rid of the lot of them, and replace at least 60% of them with people elected by the general public, instead of pure government and industry PLANTS and then we might actually see some real benefits.
Currently, its not clear whether OfCom primarily bows to the government or to industry, but what it certainly doesn't do is to listen to (or act in the interests of) the public.
10 is an odd number for evenly split Board Decisions.
"Currently, its not clear whether OfCom primarily bows to the government or to industry,...."
If they can use the Technology available in Communications, they will be leading both of them....... although you would never know it to be so.
Prepare for Boarders.... Permission to come aboard, Cap'n, is the sort of Piratical Hierarchical Structures they'll have to Master Universally to be Ultra Effective.
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