(Not a very enticing thread title I realize!) Is it me or do continung news stories about the Government generally wasting money (both the current administration & fomer) carry no surprise any longer?! Have just read on BBC News how the UK is in-line to reveive Â£1bn worth of penalties by the EU because of accounting mistakes made by Government departments. One billion?! I know the scales are huge, but a fine that large seems absurd. I know this small fine is just a drop in the ocean, or 1/1000th of the National debt!! Has everyone else lost absolutely all faith in politics and government, or is it just me? I never had a great deal, but there was a little hope somewhere at one stage, I'm sure. Rant over! Greg Oh and to top it all off, we have Sir Phillip Green as a Government advisor on waste within departments in an effort to save cash, the same Philip Green who sends all his profits off to his wife's bank account in an off-shore tax haven. Brilllliant.